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11-22-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,505
Posted By guachi

The general advice to make sure you like cycling...

The general advice to make sure you like cycling before outlaying lots of money is sound. I'm military and have access to free gyms. The gym exercise bikes just weren't doing it for me. Went to...
11-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By guachi

I use Zwift. There are enough different things to...

I use Zwift. There are enough different things to do with it that I can largely say engaged. In fact, I like it far more than I expected as it sounded really stupid the first time I heard of it.
11-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By guachi

My flat DE century looked liked this: Z1: 12% ...

My flat DE century looked liked this:
Z1: 12%
Z2: 56%
Z3: 25%
Z4: 4%
Z5: 1%
Z6: 1%
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,164
Posted By guachi

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and...

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and real speeds outside are almost identical once I got my new bike. I did a century on Zwift and outside both on flat courses. My average Watts were within...
11-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By guachi

I'd tell him that generally you can find wheels...

I'd tell him that generally you can find wheels with the same aero shape from the same with the only difference being weight, such as Trek with their Pro and RSL wheels. Wheels are more than just...
10-30-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,406
Posted By guachi

Considering the OP asked the same question a year...

Considering the OP asked the same question a year ago and still can't complete an FTP test then my answer is he'll never get anywhere competitively.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By guachi

I didn't quite have the numbers correct. I blame...

I didn't quite have the numbers correct. I blame the fact I was on my phone and searching is a pain. Directly from the Tifosi website:


Smoke: A classic gray tint. This also has a polarized...
10-14-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By guachi

I'm guessing this is a literal take on the fact...

I'm guessing this is a literal take on the fact that "diamond frame riders" are higher up and therefore can only "look down" and that the other commenters don't get the wry joke you're making. Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By guachi

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses....

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses. With my contact lenses in my eyes are very sensitive to the light and the polarized sunglasses means I can actually see. Really cuts down on glare. The...
10-11-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By guachi

There's no evidence suspension, especially the...

There's no evidence suspension, especially the Roubaix's suspension, has any negative effect on performance because of suspension travel.
10-10-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By guachi

Wife owns a Verve 2. The grips are nice. Ergon is...

Wife owns a Verve 2. The grips are nice. Ergon is better. If you have Trek Isogrip handles and they are working then no reason to switch. Otherwise, I think you'll be happy with Ergon grips and it...
10-10-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,332
Posted By guachi

Brats are the wurst, aren't they?

Brats are the wurst, aren't they?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By guachi

Despite not thinking it's a good value as an...

Despite not thinking it's a good value as an upgrade, Di2 is pretty cool. Unnecessary, but pretty cool. Once you get it adjusted properly it'll take approximately one ride for you to think it's...
10-08-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,814
Posted By guachi

200W (even if I don't know it's 200W) at 90 RPM...

200W (even if I don't know it's 200W) at 90 RPM is the same perceived effort whether my bike is 15 lbs or 35 lbs. As it turns out, 200W is just about my cruising power (I did a century a few weeks...
10-07-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,814
Posted By guachi

You are wrong. Very wrong. And it doesn't inspire...

You are wrong. Very wrong. And it doesn't inspire confidence that a rehab assistant is so wrong.

10 min @ 200W @ 90 RPM is exactly the same effort no matter how much the bike weighs and how much I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By guachi

You can go here...

You can go here https://www.schwalbe.com/pumped/en to listen to a Schwalbe podcast where the German interviewer says the name in the first lines of each of the English podcasts. Sounds like...
10-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,690
Posted By guachi

The study, IIRC, is a meta-analysis of other...

The study, IIRC, is a meta-analysis of other studies. It doesn't debunk other professional views, it's a summation of them. The professionals are the scientists studying this stuff not the trainers...
09-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,397
Posted By guachi

I believe Trek still make some of their high-end...

I believe Trek still make some of their high-end wheels in the United States.
09-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,410
Posted By guachi

Strava Local Legends and KOMs don't motivate me,...

Strava Local Legends and KOMs don't motivate me, though I find them interesting and I look at them occasionally. What I do find motivating on Strava are the local riders I follow. There's a small but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,242
Posted By guachi

Best thing about the new 12-speed is Shimano...

Best thing about the new 12-speed is Shimano fixed the crappy spacing on the 11-spd 11-34 cassette. It looks like the new 11-34 12-spd is the old 11-30 11-spd with a 34-tooth cassette added to it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,809
Posted By guachi

My first century was in Sept. 2019. I was fine...

My first century was in Sept. 2019. I was fine until the rest stop at the 60 mile mark when I ate way more than I expected. I started to fade by the 70-75 mile mark though the big problem was my back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,346
Posted By guachi

It's really hot in Augusta, GA in the summer (and...

It's really hot in Augusta, GA in the summer (and if it's not hot it's raining). I saw an older guy today on a cheap, loaded down bike. Neither his outfit nor his bike were anything special. To me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By guachi

I get lower back pain when I ride on the aerobars...

I get lower back pain when I ride on the aerobars for extended periods (30+ minutes). Finding an excuse to get on the hoods and arch my back usually does the trick after being hunched over.

I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,639
Posted By guachi

The SLR costs more so your wallet is lighter so...

The SLR costs more so your wallet is lighter so you go faster.

Serious answers above are correct. The frame and the wheels (especially the wheels) are the biggest differences. I upgraded from a...
08-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By guachi

Just leave this thread and don't worry about what...

Just leave this thread and don't worry about what other people find of interest to discuss.
08-07-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By guachi

Get a more expensive frame and group set and then...

Get a more expensive frame and group set and then you don't have to worry about your wheels costing more. Problem solved!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,411
Posted By guachi

I lived in Montana and I can't think of any...

I lived in Montana and I can't think of any reason I'd ride on one of the main interstate highways when I can ride on some other highway instead. I did a ride up near Cascade, MT and we rode on US...
07-26-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 9,699
Posted By guachi

The only way age, gender, or weight would affect...

The only way age, gender, or weight would affect how many Calories are burned for a 200W effort is if those things influenced the rider's efficiency. And I've not seen any evidence they actually do....
07-25-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By guachi

Echo everything Blakcloud said. All of the...

Echo everything Blakcloud said. All of the differences are nice but considering the tight market and the price of the 2017 SL6 I don't think the differences are enough to pass. As long as the 2017 is...
07-24-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 9,699
Posted By guachi

It's similar to "why do I always have no...

It's similar to "why do I always have no savings?" Once you start closely tracking where your money is going you'll find all the little dollars add up. Same with when you look at your food intake....
07-22-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,399
Posted By guachi

He didn't slip up. You just failed to understand...

He didn't slip up. You just failed to understand English. I understood what he meant without issue.
07-20-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 9,699
Posted By guachi

Thinking of food simply as fuel is the only way I...

Thinking of food simply as fuel is the only way I am able to cut back on eating. Luckily, I've otherwise been able to out exercise my bad diet.

But "food as fuel" is the only way I can be good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,794
Posted By guachi

I've been on internet discussion forums for...

I've been on internet discussion forums for almost 30 years now. RChung is a troll. Just ignore him or block him.

EDIT: After reading something around 10,000,000+ comments on discussion forums...
07-03-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,194
Posted By guachi

All of this. My only other piece of advice is to...

All of this. My only other piece of advice is to stop at every aid station, even if it's just 30-60 seconds. Ask yourself if you're feeling okay. Ask yourself if the pace is good. Drink water. get a...
06-27-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By guachi

I don't know where the apostrophe goes so I'll...

I don't know where the apostrophe goes so I'll just put it anywhere. There is an apostrophe in that word, right?
06-25-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,551
Posted By guachi

My solution - a drop bar bike with the ability to...

My solution - a drop bar bike with the ability to mount larger tires. Get a second wheelset. In my case, it's a Domane each for me and my wife and they can mount 38mm tires.

The other, lesser-used...
06-22-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,522
Posted By guachi

Did a 100k ride with my wife. Had my Panasonic...

Did a 100k ride with my wife. Had my Panasonic GM5 & 12-32 compact zoom on. Kept the camera around my neck on the (shortened) strap right in front of me. Easy to adjust the zoom with one hand with...
06-16-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By guachi

What do I think? I think you'll like...

What do I think?

I think you'll like cycling so much you'll be back here in six months asking what road bike to buy for your first century.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,267
Posted By guachi

50/34 front and 11-30/11-32/11-34 rear. The...

50/34 front and 11-30/11-32/11-34 rear.

The biggest issue with the 11-34 is weird spacing. There are no one tooth gaps. They are all two or more.
06-14-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By guachi

Also have a Kuat NV 2.0 from REI purchased on...

Also have a Kuat NV 2.0 from REI purchased on sale. It does what I expect it to with no fuss.

There are probably better and/or cheaper racks I'd also find acceptable but I have no complaints about...
06-13-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,488
Posted By guachi

Just-in-time manufacturing is great when...

Just-in-time manufacturing is great when everything works right but a mess when the supply chain is disrupted.
06-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By guachi

According to that study from Taiwan the first 15...

According to that study from Taiwan the first 15 minutes a day of exercise reduced mortality by 14%. Each additional 15 minutes by an additional 4%.

That means if you exercise for 5 5/8 hours per...
06-12-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By guachi

How big is that big ring in the rear? That's...

How big is that big ring in the rear? That's insane!
06-11-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,653
Posted By guachi

Many sports drinks, like gatorade, just have too...

Many sports drinks, like gatorade, just have too much in them. I often water down my powdered mix or I'll ensure that if I have two bottles then one is straight water (tap water. it's cheap) and the...
06-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,260
Posted By guachi

She's riding a Trek. My best guess is it's an...

She's riding a Trek. My best guess is it's an FX1. I don't know what he's riding. Both have their helmet straps tightened, which probably makes the Ayn Rand acolyte who posted above sad.
06-06-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,181
Posted By guachi

In the last 9 months I've cycled enough,...

In the last 9 months I've cycled enough, according to my power meter, to lose 60 pounds of fat. I've actually lost 40 pounds so far. Cycling was over 100% of my weight loss. According to the "diet is...
06-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,440
Posted By guachi

That's cycling right there.

That's cycling right there.
06-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,278
Posted By guachi

That climb is a legitimate climb that requires...

That climb is a legitimate climb that requires pacing. It's possible you're going too hard and blowing up before you hit the top of the climb. Riding more and practicing 8-12 minute hard efforts will...
06-04-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,537
Posted By guachi

LOL. Ok, dude. There is no possible useful intel...

LOL. Ok, dude. There is no possible useful intel that could be gleaned from his post. None. That VTCs are used in TS spaces is of no useful value to anyone anywhere. The poster doesn't use his real...
06-03-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,125
Posted By guachi

Not specifically the question asked, but I had...

Not specifically the question asked, but I had good luck recently using a Strava heat map and RideWithGPS to find and then build a route for a vacation I'm taking in a few weeks. Specifically, we'll...
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