Thursday, October 11, 2007

How not to ride a pursuit...



However fast this guy is, he could be substantially faster.

1. Rise in back. He could be plenty lower. Homeboy is like a windsock.

2. Aero helmet fin is not flush with back. Not cool dude.

3. Gloves. Watch. Why?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way everyone has an opinion on these things, like to see you ride that fast, then maybe your opinion would be somewhat more valid.

6:42 PM  
Blogger C-MAC said...

Who is the anonymous assclown? Al? Don't be like that, baby? Or if it isn't Al... weak.

Perhaps it is just a coincidence that almost everyone who has set a WR or won a championship in the pursuit has done it with a slope between greater trochanter and acromion process of less than 5% (and normally 0%)?

Aero helmets are designed for the fin to be flush with the back. There is plenty of empirical data to back that up.

I am not dissing the rider.

In fact, the rider is a roadie who just got on a pursuit bike, so, truth be told, he probably couldn't put power down in a better position. This just proves that to do well (as well as you can) in a pursuit requires a good amount of training in an aero position so you can get the power down AND be low.

If I was faster on the bike, how would that make my opinion any more valid? Plenty of pro's wouldn't have the first clue about equipment choice, physics, physiology, or anything else to do with bike racing. I was trying to make a general point about the importance of detail focus in optimizing aerodynamics on bikes.

Of course... you CAN just go out and buy a Tufo and a tubbie disc and then glue it with tape and wonder why it is slower than your original wheelset.

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't me,

Alex.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does a post about cycling on a political sight draw the most heat out of people?

Also, why cant cycling be fun?

Thats a good idea for a website,

whycantcyclingbefun.com

I just don't get? Everyone is miserable...

A

11:19 PM  
Blogger C-MAC said...

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12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you sound a bit like an ignorant idiot yourself c-mac, are you a qualified bio-mechanic or just a wanker, you sound like a wanker.

1:49 AM  
Blogger C-MAC said...

lol

11:24 AM  
Blogger C-MAC said...

Key sign of ignorance: ask for qualifications instead of evidence.

Ad hominem? Ad populum?

:)

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"you sound a bit like an ignorant idiot yourself c-mac, are you a qualified bio-mechanic or just a wanker, you sound like a wanker."

Again, with all the comments on politics (something that is actually important and revelant to our lives) does this post about cycling position stir up the emotions and hate.

Alex.

6:49 PM  

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