Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Useless Data

I love how some bike racers think they need to sit down with a calculater to figure out the numbers on a course. Pretty Fredalistic.
"Let see, by my calculations I should be able to climb that at X speed, divided by the wind factor, multiplied by the number of attacks".

JUST RIDE...Braintard!

You can either pedal the damn thing or you can't. END Of STORY!

Calculate this profile.

It should come out to something like this!



Blogger Chico Cyclist said...


6:39 PM  
Blogger Hick said...

the only math I use is the follows.

Training smart + Racing smart = sucking less.


10:05 PM  
Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

That is hilarious......I like your math MS!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Nome Agusta said...

RIGHT!!! That is some good math, old school style.

One can study the profile until he is blue in the face, that isn't going to keep him on OV's wheel when the hammer goes down.

"Hey wait, according to the profile and my calculations you can't attack here, this doesn't compute."

8:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. X said...

Okay, I'm through dreamin' of a powermeter. But I can't give up my HRM...

4:03 PM  
Blogger Nome Agusta said...

Dr X,
Actually that's not quite where we are coming from. Power Meters and HRMs are training tools, good stuff.

But wanting to study the profile of a course that one has already ridden is a bit silly. Actually, even studying the profile not knowing the course really isn't going to help one much. There are so many other factors that make that information moot.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

I agree with Nome on that one. I think it's fun to look at the numbers......but I don't really let it control what I do. Well, maybe sometimes I do.....but for the most part, I don't. In fact, my HRM was used so much last year, I busted it. Now I'm HRMless! And you know, it feels kinda weird.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Hick said...


After doing the race today and our chat after I had to come look at this again.

Waaaaaaaaaay to funny. :)


9:00 PM  

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