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We live within a 1/2 mile to the outlet mall. Getting out of my neighborhood has been hell today. Weekends will be like this until christmas.
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Originally Posted by ls01
This just in. E.R.G. mode can suck my lactate threshold. That is all.
ERG mode is evil and should be banned by the Geneva Convention as torture. Itís cruel and heartless. Avoid.
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Rode on the road for the first time since the 12th of November. It turns out I'd forgotten an important lesson about riding in the fall and winter - after 2 PM, it only gets colder. I headed out to ride at 2, when it was 60 degrees in San Mateo. I was dressed for 55-60, in a thermal jersey but no base layer or warmers. Usually I figure to feel just a little cool when I start, and later on open zippers as I warm up. Not today!!! It was never warmer than when I started (58 degrees at Canada Rd, and only got colder - 50 degrees in a couple places!!!

The ride itself was nothing out of the ordinary, because I'm coming back from a rest week and a cold, but it was just so nice to be back out on the road again. Next time I'll dress for it!
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Well hell, the 127th and possibly final Civil War game isn't on TV here. Guess I gotta head over to the cantina.
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Originally Posted by datlas
ERG mode is evil and should be banned by the Geneva Convention as torture. Itís cruel and heartless. Avoid.

I donít understand the point. Well, I do, but it doesnít work with intervals which brings me back to not understanding the point.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I donít understand the point. Well, I do, but it doesnít work with intervals which brings me back to not understanding the point.
It works with intervals. It just doesn't work with VERY SHORT intervals. Lag on my system is about 3 seconds, but it's the same at every transition, up or down, so whatever the new power is, the resistance adjusts pretty quickly.
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Originally Posted by datlas
ERG mode is evil and should be banned by the Geneva Convention as torture. Itís cruel and heartless. Avoid.
ftfy. That's why it works.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It works with intervals. It just doesn't work with VERY SHORT intervals. Lag on my system is about 3 seconds, but it's the same at every transition, up or down, so whatever the new power is, the resistance adjusts pretty quickly.

What ever interval session I was doing, not compatible.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Rode on the road for the first time since the 12th of November. It turns out I'd forgotten an important lesson about riding in the fall and winter - after 2 PM, it only gets colder.
It doesn't usually start getting colder until after 4 p.m.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It doesn't usually start getting colder until after 4 p.m.
All generalizations suck.

At this weather station, right along my route, it was 57 degrees at 3:14, but 48 degrees by 4:04.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What ever interval session I was doing, not compatible.
Do you only do one type of interval?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Do you only do one type of interval?

no, but I havnt been back on zwift since.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
All generalizations suck.
Like I said.

Do we need to have DougRNS comb through his reams of weather data to confirm it?


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Like I said.

Do we need to have DougRNS comb through his reams of weather data to confirm it?


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Originally Posted by genejockey
It works with intervals. It just doesn't work with VERY SHORT intervals. Lag on my system is about 3 seconds, but it's the same at every transition, up or down, so whatever the new power is, the resistance adjusts pretty quickly.
It feels like it's quick to react if it gets to stop me from recovering. I let off for one second . Like the pedals are imbedded in concrete. Bam! Then it takes forever to get to zero watts and unlock. I guess I'm getting a workout, but I've had kinder exwives.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
no, but I havnt been back on zwift since.
Well, it won't work for anything with less than about 30 second segments, but beyond that, as long as you keep pedaling it keeps you at the right power. I find it MUCH, MUCH easier than playing the overshoot/undershoot/overshoot/undershoot/overshoot game with power. I find it less distracting to just push the pedals and try to keep going
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Originally Posted by ls01
It feels like it's quick to react if it gets to stop me from recovering. I let off for one second . Like the pedals are imbedded in concrete. Bam! Then it takes forever to get to zero watts and unlock. I guess I'm getting a workout, but I've had kinder exwives.

This right here, coming off the interval everytime was a freaking nightmare. I would rather over shoot under shoot. Honestly, getting the feeling of what the power should feel like. Last week for instance, outside the first couple of intervals were over/under but by the third interval I had it dialed in and didnít even have to look.
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I received some Ultegra pedals today, 8k's. ,to replace the worn out 7800's on Contador. The 35 or so grams saved brought him back under 16 lbs.I figured out the Force wifly derailure, Force cassette and Rival chain have all contributed to his "weight problem".
I put a pair of Bucklos spd sl pedals on the trainer bike. That was a good $25.00 purchase. Regular price is $30.00 for them and at 272 grams they're not to bad. Thats lighter than 105's! The best thing is once I'm clipped in I don't think about them until I'm done. No noises. No missed clip ins. My old 540's crackled and popped constantly. Way nicer to ride now.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It doesn't usually start getting colder until after 4 p.m.
In Flag you're fine til 1430, freezing your ass off by 1530
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Personally I hate erg mode. When doing intervals on zwift, I just do them in "free ride" mode and plan my ride around certain segments, sorta like you would IRL
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