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comment cars and scooters in a road bike race
Motorcycles aren't exactly mixed in with the cyclists; they don't ride in the peloton. They typically will ride off the front or back of the peloton (there's usually not room on the sides, as the peloton will widen to occupy the entire road). For breakaway groups, they have a bit more freedom to ride parallel to the paceline. You answer seemed easy to misconstrue as motorcyclists being allowed to actually ride in the peloton or in pacelines.
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comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
There's not a direct conversion between calories to watts. 800kcal/hr is way beyond plausible — typical rates, even for a hard ride, is somewhere around 300kcal/hr.
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comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
FWIW, whole grains basically are sugars. Do you mean no added sugars, or no carbohydrates whatsoever?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on freewheel tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on freewheel tag wiki
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comment How to nail clipping into race pedals without looking?
Practice a bunch?
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comment Why does reducing bike weight have such an impact on speeds?
Stiffness also factors in. The stiffer the BB area, the less power lost to frame flex. How much, I couldn't say. But the reduction of mass for climbing, increased stiffness and reduced friction for increased power to the wheels combined probably add up to something noticeable.