• Strava Suffer Scores22 hours 11 min agoarfa wrote:Is freshness and

    arfa wrote:
    Is freshness and fatigue based around speed for a given gradient and heart rate ? The reason I ask is that I ride both road and mountain bike and with alot of mud around this time of year, I am much slower going uphill through putty on the mountain bike and working much harder than I would be on tarmac on a roadie. It might explain what looks like highly erratic readings on this function for me ?

    Speed shouldn't come into it as far as I'm aware and according to the explanation on the Strava site.

    It's based on HR and (if available) Power which are independent of speed.

    The Fatigue will go up and down quite quickly - Fitness should change more slowly, as it is based on longer-term training trends.

    I wouldn't try to follow it too much outside pretty regular training. It's all got to be taken with some common sense and grains of salt.

    For example I've had several weeks off the bike after a bad accident. According to Strava my peak Form (33) was after two weeks of doing absolutely nothing.

    Quite apart from the fact that my hip is being held together by steel pins I don't believe two weeks off the bike would actually improve my performance over being in regular training.

  • Mike Ashley's Sports Direct in market for £100m Evans Cycles sale?22 hours 16 min ago'Just because its Mike Ashley

    'Just because its Mike Ashley dont give it a miss you could be much better off. '

    No thanks. Morals are more important than a few quid.

  • Tech Roundup: New Kinesis frames, Rapha Team Sky clothing and more22 hours 30 min agoI think the Mio Velo looks

    I think the Mio Velo looks like a better alternative to Hrm chest straps, works as an ANT bridge too.

    http://www.mioglobal.com/Mio-VELO-Cycling-Heart-Rate-Band/product.aspx?p...

  • Forum Scorum 201522 hours 32 min ago4th

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I had you winning stage 5, and 3rd on stage 3, also had you winning stage 3 of TDU

    Awesome!
    And looks like I've come 4th overall in San Luis!

    EDIT
    Lol just realised that San Luis hasn't even finished yet! still tonights stage to go!

  • road.cc's Top Upgrades for your Bike 201522 hours 34 min agoJ90 wrote:Mrmiik wrote:Highly

    J90 wrote:
    Mrmiik wrote:
    Highly highly recommend SRAM Force 22. You can easily find it for £550-600.

    I've got it on a Kinesis Aithein and it works so bloody well. Superb front shifting. Shifting style may be subjective, but double tap is oh so much better than Shimano's.

    For weight and performance to price rations - cannot be beaten. However, I really don't expect it to last, like I would Duran-Ace or any Campag stuff... Ah well.

    Do you actually use the 22 gears? I bet people would always be saying "you're cross-chaining", that would get annoying.

    I was a little concerned that it would encourage bad cross chaining habits! Don't tend to use all gears. However it is nice to have the option of different ratios to play with.

  • Badges22 hours 37 min agoI did not earn the Summit

    I did not earn the Summit badge for picking Porte in both Standard and Purist!

  • Forum Scorum 201522 hours 39 min agothanks

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Ive accepted....

    (just won't be eligible for any points from the TDU and San Luis)

    Thanks! Looking at the Tour Down Under results I think I would have placed in the top 3 for stage 4 and top 5 for the overall... but I should have signed up sooner Wink Hopefully the next races go just as well for me Smile

  • One woman and her dog... a 5,000 mile tour22 hours 41 min agoYorkshireMike wrote: Some

    YorkshireMike wrote:
    Some coastal hills will be brutal, let alone with a big dog in tow.

    I once met a bloke touring with a dog. He told me the dog ran up the hills, but went in the trailer for descents. This makes sense. The dog probably enjoyed the exercise and could keep up uphill. Downhill would be a rest and of course faster with the mutt in the trailer.

  • Why the post ride brew is a bad idea.22 hours 44 min agoQuote:Samuel Bennett is

    Quote:
    Samuel Bennett is originally from Santa Barbara, CA where he spent 7 years in graduate school (University of California, Santa Barbara) and authored several peer-reviewed academic papers. Before graduate school, Samuel spent his time surfing California, Hawaii and Mexico. Samuel and his wife are raising three small children in the Colorado Rockies. He is now the upper school science teacher at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy, the academic partner of Ski Club Vail.

    Surf and ski bum discovers cycling, knows more about it than everyone else. Yawn.

  • One woman and her dog... a 5,000 mile tour22 hours 46 min agoCan only wish her the best

    Can only wish her the best fortune. Some coastal hills will be brutal, let alone with a big dog in tow. But what an incredible adventure that will be.

  • Birmingham Sky Ride cancelled for second year running22 hours 53 min agosadly inevitable as anyone

    sadly inevitable as anyone who sees the problems around at the moment can testify.

  • VO2 Cycling V:Race:88 wheelset22 hours 54 min agoshadwell wrote:This rating

    shadwell wrote:
    This rating seems far too high for a pair if generic Chinese wheels available from farsport for 400quid max....

    Admittedly, with no research or effort on my part whatsoever, my first guess after glancing at these was "generic Chinese wheels", probably with re-branded Novatech hubs (which is what many/most affordable high-end emulator wheelsets use). If I am wrong, please do correct me.

  • CX Bike - what would you choose?22 hours 56 min agoCannondale caadx; have just

    Cannondale caadx; have just bought one Laughing Not sure if it is the bike or the disks that I am in love with!

  • Mike Ashley's Sports Direct in market for £100m Evans Cycles sale?22 hours 57 min agoWell if I got an extra large

    Well if I got an extra large Evans Cyles mug free with each order I'd be happy. The sports direct one is a bit chavtastic to take into work...

  • On-bike video: Jérémy Roy avoids another spectacular crash23 hours 12 sec agoThat didn't take long;

    That didn't take long; on-bike cameras are already just crash-cams, glorifying pain, injury and destruction.

  • Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger takes lie detector test to 'prove' doping innocence23 hours 3 min agoAm I detecting a degree of

    Am I detecting a degree of cynicism here?

  • Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger takes lie detector test to 'prove' doping innocence23 hours 3 min agoAm I detecting a degree of

    Am I detecting a degree of cynicism here?

  • Moon Shield rear light23 hours 4 min agoQuote:Stuart, any comparison

    Quote:
    Stuart, any comparison with the Lezyne Micro Drive rear?

    I have both, and there are huge differences. The most significant being:

    - Both are very powerful lights from directly behind, but the Shield also has excellent side visibility as the casing isn't enclosed at all. Micro Drive only has little concave outlets.

    - The Micro Drive can only be mounted on a seatpost, and only at one angle. The Moon Shield's bracket has a lot of adjustability. It can also be mounted on seat stays (where I have mine).

    - The Micro Drive has a super economy setting, which gives it a run time of 20+ hours. Great for club runs to save everyone's eyes. The Shield is blinding, even on the lowest setting.

  • Moon Shield rear light23 hours 4 min agoQuote:Stuart, any comparison

    Quote:
    Stuart, any comparison with the Lezyne Micro Drive rear?

    I have both, and there are huge differences. The most significant being:

    - Both are very powerful lights from directly behind, but the Shield also has excellent side visibility as the casing isn't enclosed at all. Micro Drive only has little concave outlets.

    - The Micro Drive can only be mounted on a seatpost, and only at one angle. The Moon Shield's bracket has a lot of adjustability. It can also be mounted on seat stays (where I have mine).

    - The Micro Drive has a super economy setting, which gives it a run time of 20+ hours. Great for club runs to save everyone's eyes. The Shield is blinding, even on the lowest setting.

  • Indexing issue23 hours 7 min agoGlad to hear it, so nice to

    Glad to hear it, so nice to have it all working again, isn't it.

  • Forum Scorum 201523 hours 12 min agoif only...

    now if i had transfered in Haussler rather than von Hoff for that last stage... D Oh

  • 
Strade Bianche becomes three - and you could take part23 hours 23 min agoIs there a web site or more

    Is there a web site or more information on the Sportive? I've organised a trip with some friends and that would be an fantastic finish to the weekend.

  • Edinburgh cyclists sue council for tramline injuries23 hours 24 min agoYou guys in the UK always

    You guys in the UK always talk about having Dutch style bike paths, Mini Holland, etc.
    Now someone actually puts down a nice Dutch challenge and guess what... still not good Wink

    https://www.google.nl/maps/@52.372711,4.892939,3a,90y,217.03h,81.52t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s-Ut6AqhY9v47jQh8YOcTRA!2e0

  • One woman and her dog... a 5,000 mile tour23 hours 29 min agoGood luck to her! Sounds like

    Good luck to her! Sounds like a fantastic journey to make

  • Forum Scorum 201523 hours 38 min agoHere goes then, TDU

    Here goes then, TDU scores

    Stage 1:
    1st: Stevespro79, 2nd: Joelsim, 3rd: Stevemarks

    Stage 2:
    1st: TERatcliffe26, 2nd: Stevemarks, 3rd: Joelsim

    Stage 3:
    1st: Backflipbedlam, 2nd: Simon F, 3rd: Aragonite

    Stage 4:
    1st: JAndrewHill, 2nd: Jonas Lorenzen, 3rd Dave Atkinson

    Stage 5:
    1st: Aragonite, 2nd Ray Silvester, 3rd: JAndrewHill

    Stage 6:
    1st Nata1ia, 2nd: JAndrewHill, 3rd: Chrisdstripes

    Overall
    1st: Aragonite
    2nd: JAndrewhill
    3rd: Chrisdstripes
    4th:Joelsim
    5th: Moist Von Lipwig

    Points Table
    1st: Aragonite - 14
    2nd: JAndrewHill - 13
    = 3rd: Chrisdstripes - 5
    = 3rd: Joelsim - 5
    = 5th: TERatcliffe26 - 3
    = 5th: Backflipbedlam - 3
    = 5th: Stevespro79 - 3
    = 5th: Stevemarks - 3
    = 5th: Nata1ia - 3
    = 10th: Ray Silvester - 2
    = 10th: Simon F - 2
    = 10th: Jonas Lorenzen - 2
    = 13th: Dave Atkinson - 1
    = 13th: Moist Von Lipwig - 1