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Old 08-07-2016, 06:42 PM   #4341
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John's new ride. BINB 2012 Venge Pro frameset with all his D/A 10s mechanical swapped over. Wheels are ACE carbon 60mm on an old Powertap GS and Bitex front with CX-Rays. 18.0 lbs without seat bag. Came out nice.

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For those of you that follow road racing, you absolutely must watch the Mens Olympic Road Race. Brutally tough course and an epic day of racing. Far and away the most difficult Olympic road race course ever, harder than UCI worlds road race. Well deserved winner and various heartbreaking near misses.
Definitely one of the best races of the year! I was really glad to see it go to the rider that won (he's had a great season after so many close calls over the past few years). Watching the Olympic RR can be hard since everyone's in their national team kit instead of their trade team kit - makes it so hard to identify some guys. It was cool to see a lot of guys running non-sponsor equipment, like the whole Italian team using Lightweight wheels.
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John's new ride. BINB 2012 Venge Pro frameset with all his D/A 10s mechanical swapped over. Wheels are ACE carbon 60mm on an old Powertap GS and Bitex front with CX-Rays. 18.0 lbs without seat bag. Came out nice.

Yep, I'm gettin' dropped.
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Yep, I'm gettin' dropped.
Never in doubt. We'll whip your lilly white Ohio *** into some Cali hardman shape in no time. You will have pain on speed dial. You will recover by drinking the finest beer. You will be made to suffer like a dog. I will see to it.

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So, who thinks it's reasonable to believe I can maintain fitness on the trainer and come back to race CX in November? Should I get that out of my head and concentrate on off-season base miles? The lack of a decent CX season with all the work I' ve done is sad.
I'm sure you're familiar with the program, but all of the better local riders I've talked to use a trainer and Zwift in the off-season if its too cold or wet or whatever to ride.

Totalled up 64 miles yesterday including the longer ride into work and a looooong ride home (40 miles instead of the direct 10 mile route). Hit two really steep hills that I only made it about halfway up, made me miss my 32t cassette. If I decide to change out to that again, can I replace just the derailler cage to a long one or I need the entire assembly?
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My sprints program seems to be working... I've been doing this ride every Tuesday morning for about 6 weeks as a tempo workout and also as a fitness check. It's been fun to watch (estimated) watts go up and time go down. I think I've taken 3 minutes off my first attempt- I'm sure most of that is pacing properly, but still fun to see improvement.





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My sprints program seems to be working... I've been doing this ride every Tuesday morning for about 6 weeks as a tempo workout and also as a fitness check. It's been fun to watch (estimated) watts go up and time go down. I think I've taken 3 minutes off my first attempt- I'm sure most of that is pacing properly, but still fun to see improvement.
Going racing in 11 days.
Estimated or actual power?
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I'm just over here trying to hit 100 miles/week and watching Strava PRs fall.
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John's new ride. BINB 2012 Venge Pro frameset with all his D/A 10s mechanical swapped over. Wheels are ACE carbon 60mm on an old Powertap GS and Bitex front with CX-Rays. 18.0 lbs without seat bag. Came out nice.
That is pretay pretay nice. 24 spoke front, going for all the stiffness?


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I'm sure you're familiar with the program, but all of the better local riders I've talked to use a trainer and Zwift in the off-season if its too cold or wet or whatever to ride.
I :heart: Zwift, did great for me over the winter. I haven't ran the new London course yet.

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Totalled up 64 miles yesterday including the longer ride into work and a looooong ride home (40 miles instead of the direct 10 mile route). Hit two really steep hills that I only made it about halfway up, made me miss my 32t cassette. If I decide to change out to that again, can I replace just the derailler cage to a long one or I need the entire assembly?
I'm not sure, but I'd guess a used derailleur is cheaper than sourcing just the cage. Do ultegra 11-sp come in long cages? Hell, the Tiagra with it's new pull ratio may work if you need something cheap until you build power to pull the 25 or 28.

I did my first century (105mi) last saturday morning. I'm finally walking normally again. It was fun, would do again. Flat course (2133ft), 5:45. 18.3mi average, but damn that last 30 miles sucked. Got two strava top 10's in the beginning while hanging with a large fast group. I was doing well until it was my time to pull around mile 30. That was a bad idea, got dropped soon thereafter. Met a lot of great people and all new roads. I need to learn what and how to eat on long rides like this. Bananas and granola bars started to get hard to keep down.
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No-exercise depression is here, it's pathetic.Just 11-weeks to go. Feeling cheated about missing CX season and running the risk of it happening again next August. Tell me I'm unreasonable.
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That is pretay pretay nice. 24 spoke front, going for all the stiffness?
He's tall, and the rear had to be a 32H because we were re-using the old Powertap GS hub. The front hub is and extra wide Bitex. Not as aero or light as their standard but better bracing angle. He's not a weight weenie and because of his height (6-4') and strength, tends to flex ****. Thus I built a thoroughly bomber set of wheels for him.
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Estimated or actual power?
No power meter here, so just Strava estimated power... it seems to be reasonably accurate- especially since I'm riding same bike, same trail etc. The number might not be real, but the relative increase/decrease should be plausible.
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No-exercise depression is here, it's pathetic.Just 11-weeks to go. Feeling cheated about missing CX season and running the risk of it happening again next August. Tell me I'm unreasonable.
get on the trainer and get motivated to smash some people in CX when your wing is healed. It would be fun to come back from injury and be faster than you were.

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No power meter here, so just Strava estimated power... it seems to be reasonably accurate- especially since I'm riding same bike, same trail etc. The number might not be real, but the relative increase/decrease should be plausible.
Nope, too many variables.
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Nope, too many variables.
how about time? I keep doing the same ride faster.
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how about time? I keep doing the same ride faster.
Wind
Inflation pressure
Tire wear
Ground moisture (mtb)
Barometric pressure (this is a biggie for long segment on road bikes)
Humidity
Ambient temp
Drafting other riders
Suspension settings (mtb)

Personally, I wish Strava also had PR's and KOM's for watts/kg vs time. I have a 2nd on a local climb that zillions of riders do by 1s (argh!). My personal 2nd best is a massive 40w more over the segment but an agonizing 1s slower than my PR. The difference? Massive tailwind vs slight tailwind.
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^ that is why we do real races and don't worry too much about strava segments

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get on the trainer and get motivated to smash some people in CX when your wing is healed. It would be fun to come back from injury and be faster than you were.
That starts August 24th.
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That is pretay pretay nice. 24 spoke front, going for all the stiffness?


I :heart: Zwift, did great for me over the winter. I haven't ran the new London course yet.

I'm not sure, but I'd guess a used derailleur is cheaper than sourcing just the cage. Do ultegra 11-sp come in long cages? Hell, the Tiagra with it's new pull ratio may work if you need something cheap until you build power to pull the 25 or 28.

I did my first century (105mi) last saturday morning. I'm finally walking normally again. It was fun, would do again. Flat course (2133ft), 5:45. 18.3mi average, but damn that last 30 miles sucked. Got two strava top 10's in the beginning while hanging with a large fast group. I was doing well until it was my time to pull around mile 30. That was a bad idea, got dropped soon thereafter. Met a lot of great people and all new roads. I need to learn what and how to eat on long rides like this. Bananas and granola bars started to get hard to keep down.
Ultegra doesn't come in long cage, so I should just harden the **** up. You might know the hill leaving new hope and going into bucks country, windy bush road, ****** is STEEP

Went to the LBS to get some fitting adjustments. We realized a few things.
1. My seat rails were twisted, so they warrantied the saddle out for me which is nice cause I didn't really like it. The middle was too hard, so I constantly found myself sliding back to get enough padding, which then extended my reach. Also, despite being a full cut seat, with the Emonda I have ~2" of drop from seat to bars so when I would lean down (especially into the drops) it would put almost all my weight on my taint which was really unpleasant. I'm currently testing a Bontrager Montrose they had laying around to see if I want that as a replacement, already much more comfy. If not, this is a good opportunity for me to get a new saddle that fits me better and is more comfy, even if I have to pay a few bucks to make up the difference itll be worth it.
2. I also needed a longer seat mast cap for my long legs, luckily they had one laying around and traded me for the short one ($140 part I didn't want to buy). The stock cap is 135mm long and I had it maxed out high and my fitter said my legs were bending outwards at the top of the pedal stroke. With the 175mm lowered all the way down Im at a 36* leg angle at extension, and my fitter told me he'd like to see 30* but to try what I have for now so the change isnt too drastic.

Been hotter than hell here lately but I'm doing an early morning ride on Sunday before temps hit the 90s. Got a few new PRs on Strava on my MTB now that I've gotten over my fall on the roadie, now feeling better than ever carving corners and learned a lot of new techniques.

For MTB maintenance on a full suspension bike, I want to do a full wash and drivetrain cleaning, but as far as the headset, crankset, and pivot bearings in the frame and rear swingarm and link, should I remove and clean/repack them, or just wait until they actually go bad and then just replace them? Its an FSA IS-2 headset and a press-fit bottom bracket. I've never done maintenance deeper than cleaning my drivetrain externally, so don't want to bite off more than I can handle., but also don't want to pay a shop hundreds to do the same work. A few online guides said to remove the rear shock and then test the bearings for play with the bike on a stand, but I don't know if that headset I have or the bottom bracket can be "removed and cleaned/repacked" or if they are just wear items that should be replaced. Needless to say, the bike is 2 years old and being a trail bike, I'm sure there is at least some gunk stuck inside of some crevases that I would benefit from removing.
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