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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Sorry, but that's not legal. An OEM license is for that hardware only and cannot be transferred. When the computer dies, the license dies.
    even if i own the hardware? i was the original purchaser of a thinkpad that came with xp and use that license, still, on a macbook. had to re-register it with microsoft via phone due to the HW change but it was all good.

    didn't know that the license stayed with the computer; that is news to me.

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    For OEM, yes. The Microsoft guy did you a favor.

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    There is some gray area around what makes a computer "the same". Sameness is defined not as the plastic box, not the MB, not the HD, it's some combination of all of the components. If the hardware changes in a nontrivial way -- like, if you change the HD and graphics card on the original computer -- Windows will think it's on a different machine and fail to validate. That's the legit reason to call to do the manual phone validation process.

    In my experience, you get one phone validation for free, even if you change all of the hardware (ahem). I have never had a phone validation fail if it's only the first time that particular OS license has had to be re-validated. The second re-validation will fail the semi-automated phone process even if it's completely legitimate (like, you changed the HD and graphics card again, but it really is still the OEM box).
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    SRM Question:
    Anyone else experience the display blanking out on you? My PC7 occasionally drops out all together, all reading goes to "0" or to "--." This happened about 5x during my 60 minutes of trainer workout tonight. Happens on the road too.
    I thought I calibrated it correctly...
    Its only a few months old.

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: Went to the SRM FAQ section, and this includes speed and HR. I don't think its the cadence magnet.
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    interference

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    the PC7 is too pro. User error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    SRM Question:
    Anyone else experience the display blanking out on you? My PC7 occasionally drops out all together, all reading goes to "0" or to "--." This happened about 5x during my 60 minutes of trainer workout tonight. Happens on the road too.
    I thought I calibrated it correctly...
    Its only a few months old.

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: Went to the SRM FAQ section, and this includes speed and HR. I don't think its the cadence magnet.
    Ihad that issue, but it turns out i smacked the ant+ board to pieces. Since it's been replaced i've had zero issues. It has something to do with interference, so work on finding the source
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    So I've been doing my training rides by moonlight this last week, and my bike has been making occasional funky sounds - squealing, tapping, other stuff. I've been really cramped for time so I haven't had a chance to do more than a cursory inspection and didn't find anything. No training scheduled for last night, so I took the time to check it more thoroughly. It turns out that the rear wheel can be pushed from brake pad to brake pad with no resistance, and I keep the rear brake pretty wide. The skewer was tight.

    Dead bearings? Other stuff to check? The hub has 10k+ miles on it.

    Threshold intervals again next week...by HR.
    Has anyone given you any input on this yet? I just bought a used PT for a really good price, but it has the same issue. I'm really hoping that the hub is just in need of adjustment and not permanently messed up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmuir View Post
    Has anyone given you any input on this yet? I just bought a used PT for a really good price, but it has the same issue. I'm really hoping that the hub is just in need of adjustment and not permanently messed up...
    my pt does this sometimes - you just need to tighten the nuts(?) on either side of the hub, with a cone wrench i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    my pt does this sometimes - you just need to tighten the nuts(?) on either side of the hub, with a cone wrench i think.
    That will depend on hub model. Mine was upgraded to the axle-ends version. I can pull my whole freehub off as it's only held on by o-ring grease. It no longer has the Allen bits on the ends. Just FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmuir View Post
    Has anyone given you any input on this yet? I just bought a used PT for a really good price, but it has the same issue. I'm really hoping that the hub is just in need of adjustment and not permanently messed up...
    I brought it in to my LBS, they weren't able to fix it and contacted Saris who said that it wasn't repairable. I sent it in and they replaced the internals with G3 parts for $350. Not the cheapest fix, but it beats going without power.
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    I've been using Golden Cheetah for a while now and this year I decided to add some weight training into my schedule. Is there any way to capture the "training stress" of a weight training workout in GC? Maybe estimate a TSS score and enter it manually? I'm trying to keep my ATL and CTL curves closer to reality. Currently, my weight training days show up as zero TSS (because I don't enter anything into GC) so ATL goes down when in reality it should go up a notch.

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    In my 237 pages of reading, it seems that the CTL/TSS is a record of bicycling effort.

    Most/all suggestions are that weight to mix in weight training (or swimming/running) is a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrell View Post
    Is there any way to capture the "training stress" of a weight training workout in GC?
    You can make up a TSS number based on your perceived effort ("that was as hard as a half hour at tempo", etc) and enter it.

    For non-cycling workouts (like XC skiing), I calculate a TSS-like number based on HR (I'm happy to provide the calculation if anyone cares).

    I then take some percentage off that number, and personally would take something off any TSS calculation derived from anything other than cycling, because IMO the purpose of a performance manager is to track my cycling-specific fitness, not overall fitness. If I did nothing but arm workouts and never rode my bike, I wouldn't consider myself to be in very good cycling shape, so I wouldn't want that to equate to a high CTL.

    Also, people have pretty varied opinions of how perceived effort and training load are related, for weights and other non-cycling activities.
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    ^^^ Yeah, that's how I've handled a day full of hauling stone in wheelbarrows or other weekend activities that are similarly draining.

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    Yes, I would only estimate TSS for weight workouts that caused training load to major cycling-specific muscles groups. Sounds like it's not totally uncommon to estimate TSS with a "manually-entered pseudo-activity" to capture some training load form the weight workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    There is some gray area around what makes a computer "the same". Sameness is defined not as the plastic box, not the MB, not the HD, it's some combination of all of the components. If the hardware changes in a nontrivial way -- like, if you change the HD and graphics card on the original computer -- Windows will think it's on a different machine and fail to validate. That's the legit reason to call to do the manual phone validation process.

    In my experience, you get one phone validation for free, even if you change all of the hardware (ahem). I have never had a phone validation fail if it's only the first time that particular OS license has had to be re-validated. The second re-validation will fail the semi-automated phone process even if it's completely legitimate (like, you changed the HD and graphics card again, but it really is still the OEM box).
    i've actually had to do about 5 phone validations in the past 2 months. i was testing a few new machines vs an existing one with the same virtual machine / installation of windows. only one instance of the VM was running at a time. the underlying hardware was different for all 3 machines, but on top of that i was altering available memory and cores to determine optimal allocation for my applications.

    was no problem (just a bit annoying due to the # of digits to enter and the slooooooow way they are read out) to repeatedly do the phone validation.

    ps thanks shovel--i falsely assumed that the copy of XP that came on my thinkpad in the early 200s was mine to use anywhere i chose after the machine was retired. didn't know that!

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    @tetonrider, I'm sure you'll do the right thing and notify microsoft of the mistake!

    Does anyone here have a stronger non dominant leg? My last few rides there's been an 8% difference, with my non dominant leg being the strongest. I'm wondering if after solid training if this will flop back to the dominant leg or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    @tetonrider, I'm sure you'll do the right thing and notify microsoft of the mistake!
    i'm on the phone with them right now, to ask them where i can send the check for an EOL product!

    actually, i mis-spoke earlier. i realized the testing i was doing was with a VM running Win7. it's licensed...but i did buy the system-builder version off of amazon.

    the xp-from-oem VM is running on a different laptop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    Does anyone here have a stronger non dominant leg? My last few rides there's been an 8% difference, with my non dominant leg being the strongest. I'm wondering if after solid training if this will flop back to the dominant leg or not...
    How are you measuring this?

    If you're talking about all-out sprints, or maybe 3-5' VO2Max stuff, then it might be a real issue. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you're getting this off the power meter on zone 2-4 rides, then I don't think it matters at all unless the stronger leg feels out of sorts at the end of a race (compared to the other). For threshold and under, you're not limited by strength -- you're limited by heart, lungs, and fuel. So, in those zones, if you see more power coming out of one leg, it's more likely that you just use it more than the other leg, and it may not actually be any stronger. You're so far beneath your strength limit that it shouldn't be related.

    I know strength is still part of the equation at threshold, but I'm not convinced that seeing a power difference between sides is conclusive evidence of a strength issue. I'll go further and suspect that evening the legs out won't have any real impact on race performance either, unless that leg really is slightly more fatigued at the end of the race -- but it would seem that the "stronger" leg wouldn't fatigue as fast anyway, if it actually had more capacity for strength...

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    How are you measuring this?

    If you're talking about all-out sprints, or maybe 3-5' VO2Max stuff, then it might be a real issue. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you're getting this off the power meter on zone 2-4 rides, then I don't think it matters at all unless the stronger leg feels out of sorts at the end of a race (compared to the other). For threshold and under, you're not limited by strength -- you're limited by heart, lungs, and fuel. So, in those zones, if you see more power coming out of one leg, it's more likely that you just use it more than the other leg, and it may not actually be any stronger. You're so far beneath your strength limit that it shouldn't be related.

    I know strength is still part of the equation at threshold, but I'm not convinced that seeing a power difference between sides is conclusive evidence of a strength issue. I'll go further and suspect that evening the legs out won't have any real impact on race performance either, unless that leg really is slightly more fatigued at the end of the race -- but it would seem that the "stronger" leg wouldn't fatigue as fast anyway, if it actually had more capacity for strength...
    Thanks for the input WR...

    I'm measuring it via my Garmin Vectors using Garmin Connect.

    Good point in differentiating the types; yes this is after z2-z4 rides. The left leg (the weaker one) is always fatigued after anything over 150 TSS, the right is okay until 250ish. I haven't checked specifically on sprints, but I will now and see if there is a major difference. In the gym my right leg is roughly 20% stronger than my left. I'm hoping that when / if it does equalize that will help with my power.

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    Yeah, sounds like it would be good to focus on evening them out if you're seeing different fatigue rates. Could bump your match book a bit. There should be plenty to read regarding that sort of training.

    Forgive me if I missed it, but what's the cause of the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Yeah, sounds like it would be good to focus on evening them out if you're seeing different fatigue rates. Could bump your match book a bit. There should be plenty to read regarding that sort of training.

    Forgive me if I missed it, but what's the cause of the difference?
    A collection of injuries on the left leg:

    2009 - Torn Achilles Tendon (running in 110 heat)
    2010 - Torn Achilles Tendon (coming back too early, thanks coach!)
    2012 - Torn Peroneus (I couldn't even walk for a few months)
    2013 - Surgery and 6 months immobility

    (This is why I am no longer a runner)

    I just looked at my last 2 interval sessions and its 6-10% off when I start my 5s or 1m sprints.

    Its not all bad, I've hit my yearly goal for FTP on March 2. Now I just have to work on the short stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    A collection of injuries on the left leg:

    2009 - Torn Achilles Tendon (running in 110 heat)
    2010 - Torn Achilles Tendon (coming back too early, thanks coach!)
    2012 - Torn Peroneus (I couldn't even walk for a few months)
    2013 - Surgery and 6 months immobility

    (This is why I am no longer a runner)

    I just looked at my last 2 interval sessions and its 6-10% off when I start my 5s or 1m sprints.

    Its not all bad, I've hit my yearly goal for FTP on March 2. Now I just have to work on the short stuff.
    I hate running :/
    -Cat-3-o-meter: TBD :/

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    Hey, I'm not the Microsoft police. Just pointing out that what you thought was a valid license was not.

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