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Apr 5, 2002 5:16 AM

Just wondering how much you all spent on your bikes this winter, how much weight you saved and most importantly how much weight do you have to trim from your good selves before hitting your peak this year?

and if your not feeling to shy what is your wattage at LT currently and your power to weight.

Anyone buy a new bike?

Love to you all.

Oh my god!allervite
Apr 5, 2002 8:31 AM
are you an anal retentive cyclophrenic! Is your last name Vaughters? But seriously though, I spent about $700 on my bike this year in upgrades. I have had the same bike for 7 years so I did not feel to guilty about the improvements. I went to a compact frame and carbon fiber cranks. One for the weight savings and the other because of the sex appeal. I got an excellent deal on the frame at the LBL. I love it. The bike is about two maybe three pounds lighter and I feel much faster, but I'm pretty sure that it is just a psych thing. I didn't gain any weight over the winter- ran my ass off.

I have no idea what my wattage at LT is, or my power to weight ratio. What's yours?
Who the hell has an SRM meter or PowerTap????ChrisA
Apr 5, 2002 11:00 AM
I don't know anyone with an SRM meter/crank or a PowerTap hub. I have no idea what my wattage is at LT. I don't think one of those Computrainers is accurate because it's not a real world measurement. Can you figure it out based on your time in an uphill timetrial? If so, let me know what the formula is.

By the way, I put new bar tape, cables and housing, bottom bracket and chain on my road bike. My mountain bike got a 9-speed upgrade, cranks, headset and fork.
There is a formulaallervite
Apr 5, 2002 3:35 PM
Vaughters published it in Cycle Sport I think. It is quite complicated though. Cycling is supposed to hurt my body not my brain. Besides, I would rather live in the blissful ignorance of thinking I have some talent rather than find out my wattage at LT = 8 yr. old on trike.
I Like This One =)BigLeadOutGuy
Apr 5, 2002 3:00 PM
I bought a whole new bike this winter. Wanted to try and OLCV so I got a 5500...pretty sweet ride...I absolutley love it...its light as hell too...I have a size 62 frame and it weighs 17.8 pounds. I on the other hand need to lose alot more =) Im at 240 pounds looking to get to about 230 or 225....once daylight savings happens and its warmer out Ill definatley shave off 10 pounds cause of more riding time. As far as wattge goes Im not sure what my LT average is...I have to test it...but in a .25 mile sprint I have 1200 max watts and 910 average watts. I dunno how good that is one really talks about wattage too much.
So Ill let someone tell me if those numbers are any good.

fill us in LeGrimp!!! =)
Just wonderingLeGrimper
Apr 6, 2002 12:02 AM
The reason I ask is that there are a lot of racers on this page and I read a lot about how to train plus I have a rough idea of what works for me etc.

The establishment seem to be pushing power based coupled with HR training as the way to go and I was wondering what you guys do as you are all keen and motivated for riding.

And it always makes me smile (I am the worst) because I can't help spending money on the (2nd) love of my life, the bike and racing. Was just looking for some moral support, here to support my habit. I've been a shocker this winter.

My stats are fair, not great.

AT 146HR 175 watts
LT 170HR 255 watts

Weight 65kg. (Max)Power to weight 5.69 (370/65kg)

Got this via a PowerTap and Ramp test.

Thats me!
Your Not Alone!!!BigLeadOutGuy
Apr 6, 2002 5:20 AM
Well, Dont feel about about spending the money, Im right there with ya =). I dont know about everyone else but my bikes are putting me in the poorhouse! hahaha
I spent WAY too much money on them...I dont think I can go a week without buying something bike related =) My GF says I love my bikes more than her and I should marry them...I think thats a good idea! haha
Im actually out the door now to go buy a set of ksyriums...LBS is having a clearance maybe ill score =)
stay stoked =)
Wish these numbers were more available. Mine:Kyle
Apr 8, 2002 8:31 AM
Height: 6'
Weight: 70kg
Average watts in a 30min TT (probably just above LT): 265
Max/avg power in a .25 mile seated sprint: 700/460 (mostly a mountain biker--never learned to sprint.)

I don't have much perspective as to what any of this means, though. I just use it to measure my (hopefully) improvement.

Semi-pro and strong Expert riders go by me like I'm standing still and can ride me off their wheels on a flat road. A strong Expert woman I ride with occasionally would probably beat me in a race unless I was having a really (really) good day and stuck a pump in her spokes.

Things to do: Quit this stupid sport.