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Software Engineer, interests in Machine Learning and Computational Statistics


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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
@JFA Ah got ya! Of course the two are not mutually exclusive! Will do when I get some time ...
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
@JFA good point! This could be a foray into a new academic field :-)
Nov
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comment Can bicycling cause runner's knee?
Also important that if you move to using cleats, that you ensure that the cleats are positioned correctly for you. Unfortunately the only way I know to do this is through trial and error!
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
@JFA average over the duration of the 3 weeks of the tour. I don't think top speeds are available. R.Chung did a lot of analysis of the effect of distance below, but I didn't think that was conclusive (in fact, when you factor out difference, the average speeds have changed even less!!)
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
Actually I think this might be hitting the nail on the head. And cudos for submitting code! I've made this the accepted answer.
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accepted Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
Useful info ... but you're sort of just saying what I said in the question! What are your conclusions?
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
I'm not sure the data supports you there! Eddy Merckx, 1967, 44.8 kph, Simon Gerrans, 2012, 42.6 kph. Eddy's bike (velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=39422) ... steel frame, toe clips, limited gear range, heavy non-aero wheels. Simon's bike (greenedgecycling.com/bikes/scott-foil) ... Scott Foil, 50mm deep carbon rims, shimano di2 digital gear shifters, stiff and aerodynamic ....
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
Can you produce a plot of the residual with time after distance has been factored out? Some bounty will wing it's way over if you can ;-)
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comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
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