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06-27-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By DonBjr

Might want to look at the Trek Crossrip 3. I'm...

Might want to look at the Trek Crossrip 3. I'm 6'4" (mostly legs) so a bit shorter than you, but I use a trek emonda 64cm and a crossrip 3 61cm with essentially the same fit. It's aluminum with 105...
03-29-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By DonBjr

The main reason I've heard for people riding...

The main reason I've heard for people riding against traffic is the idea that since they can see the traffic, they're in control of the situation, so pretty much all these other rationals don't sink...
03-14-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,802
Posted By DonBjr

I wear fingerless gloves all the time when...

I wear fingerless gloves all the time when riding. While it provides protection and some padding, the main reason I've worn them is for a more secure grip over what would otherwise be sweaty hands on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By DonBjr

Maybe that would be a bad idea. If you anchor the...

Maybe that would be a bad idea. If you anchor the front wheel, you're still going to be putting the forces on the bike that previously moved the wheel only now the forces are stressing the bike...
11-17-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By DonBjr

I think Rouvy has a feature where you can ride to...

I think Rouvy has a feature where you can ride to google streetview, but I've never tried it so I'm not positive.
11-16-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By DonBjr

The covers exist. There were some links to...

The covers exist. There were some links to products in another thread. You could check amazon as some were sold there. They seemed to be better suited to racks where the bikes hang from the top...
11-16-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By DonBjr

When you say you were .5mph faster, does that...

When you say you were .5mph faster, does that mean moving average or average? A moving average speed can be different if for instance one of you have autostop on, and the other doesn't, or if one gps...
11-10-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,798
Posted By DonBjr

Comparing those two features in isolation, I'd...

Comparing those two features in isolation, I'd say the climb feature is better since it may have some genuine training benefit while the road feel feature is more of a gimmick. As a complete package,...
07-11-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By DonBjr

I just caught a youtube video about this on one...

I just caught a youtube video about this on one of the channels I subscribe to. :)

https://youtu.be/9YlKJqgFfJ0
06-15-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By DonBjr

I don't know anything about those particular two...

I don't know anything about those particular two bikes, but it's not unusual for the 'same size' bikes to have very different geometries. You would need to compare the geometry chart particulars of...
06-13-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,375
Posted By DonBjr

My trek emonda sl6 is 64cm. (I'm 6'4" and mostly...

My trek emonda sl6 is 64cm. (I'm 6'4" and mostly leg) There's possibly less expensive builds in the same size.... I see an emonda alr5 in 64cm, for instance. Btw, I was also able to achieve the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,559
Posted By DonBjr

Yes, and I'll also add these to the list of...

Yes, and I'll also add these to the list of disappointments after a good stalk.

"damn he's in my weight class"
"damn he's in my age bracket"

Sometimes you have to narrow it down to a club, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,559
Posted By DonBjr

Oh you're right... there were two others strava...

Oh you're right... there were two others strava was displaying along with his ride, but they were just in the area and not riding with him if you look at the flyby
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,559
Posted By DonBjr

The best part is when you look at the KOM ride...

The best part is when you look at the KOM ride and you see it was the middle portion of a 90mile ride. :) -though it's also clear it was the only part of the ride they tried to ride consistently...
12-02-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By DonBjr

Some trainers are noisier than others so you may...

Some trainers are noisier than others so you may be stuck with it. Get a rubber mat anyway for the sweat. Also get some fans, which might drown out the noise from the trainer. :)
10-29-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By DonBjr

Ah, that's a common problem. You can get a usb...

Ah, that's a common problem. You can get a usb extension cable to move the usb ant+ sensor closer to the trainer and away from the computer, for the best signal.
10-28-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By DonBjr

That's what I have so my comments are based on...

That's what I have so my comments are based on experience with that model.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,305
Posted By DonBjr

An IOS version is in beta, so you would be able...

An IOS version is in beta, so you would be able to use a newer IPAD or iphone instead of a PC. -I know some people have ipads or iphones while their PC is some old clunker if they still have it. I...
10-27-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By DonBjr

What trainer are you using? The software...

What trainer are you using?


The software uses watts (measured or estimated) to compute a virtual speed for the given terrain. If you have a smart trainer, then the resistance will change with...
10-24-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By DonBjr

Sounds similar to a problem I had that turned out...

Sounds similar to a problem I had that turned out to be the pedals. It went away when we removed, greased, and tightened the pedals back on.
09-25-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,208
Posted By DonBjr

Various apps/websites use HR data for training...

Various apps/websites use HR data for training load. I like seeing it to gauge my effort level. In other words, you get to know what you can sustain and what HR that typically is. It's good to keep...
08-17-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By DonBjr

You probably can't go by that zone chart (based...

You probably can't go by that zone chart (based on age I assume?). Your zone chart would be established by your own max hr, which you discover/measure through some maximal efforts.

The only way I...
08-17-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By DonBjr

It only means something relative to yourself....

It only means something relative to yourself. Over time you'll be able to correlate things like effort and how you're feeling to heart rate ranges, then use your current heart rate on a ride to help...
08-17-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By DonBjr

I don't know anything about the system you're...

I don't know anything about the system you're working on, but on my own mtn bikes, what I've tried is putting a very thin piece of material between the pad that ends up rubbing and the rotor, while...
07-20-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,247
Posted By DonBjr

Whadda ya mean?? We just have 2 gps units, an...

Whadda ya mean?? We just have 2 gps units, an optical hrm, 2 headlights, 2 taillights, 2 varia radar units, and 2 cellphones to make sure are charged. ;) (sometimes we forget our shoes or...
07-20-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,247
Posted By DonBjr

The varia radar itself seems to be on sale now...

The varia radar itself seems to be on sale now for $169 US. If you get it with the display instead of using a compatible garmin gps, that'll cost $299 US.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,027
Posted By DonBjr

Sweet! I can get weather on it too then! ;) ...

Sweet! I can get weather on it too then! ;)

I haven't noticed on side by side traffic. Generally I'm not looking behind me to see how it correlates, so I'd have to test for that specifically off...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,027
Posted By DonBjr

I have one, and ended up getting my wife one also...

I have one, and ended up getting my wife one also so I didn't have to keep warning her that a car was coming. :) She uses it with her 510 and I use it with a 520. I wouldn't really care to add the...
07-19-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,247
Posted By DonBjr

I tried to use a mirror clipped to my glasses,...

I tried to use a mirror clipped to my glasses, but I couldn't get it setup to see where I wanted while also seeing through my prescription glasses and not interfering with my forward vision. It just...
06-03-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By DonBjr

I don't, but I've been looking at them also. Same...

I don't, but I've been looking at them also. Same problem in that there's not much talk on the web about them that I've been able to find.

For me, they would be an upgrade to the Bontrager Race...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,250
Posted By DonBjr

I use my luggage scale. Math is hard.

I use my luggage scale. Math is hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By DonBjr

My impression is that a graded road with bridges...

My impression is that a graded road with bridges is not the sort of elevation change that you would see on a contour map that the 'public mapping data' might be using. It's funny to look at the...
04-04-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,055
Posted By DonBjr

Also, the jersey expires over time. I think a...

Also, the jersey expires over time. I think a given effort lasts about an hour then it doesn't count anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,731
Posted By DonBjr

Kudies are the people who receive kudos. The OP...

Kudies are the people who receive kudos. The OP feels it's similar to receiving cooties.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,731
Posted By DonBjr

I've had that happen. Near as I can tell they...

I've had that happen. Near as I can tell they found me because we're either in the same strava club and noticed me in the club's activity feed, or strava linked us via a flyby since we were in the...
03-22-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,937
Posted By DonBjr

I've had a different experience with my mountain...

I've had a different experience with my mountain vs road bike change. I rode only mountain bikes for years. My current mtn bike is a full suspension bike with platform pedals. When I raise the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,840
Posted By DonBjr

Should I get a fat bike then? :)

Should I get a fat bike then? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,620
Posted By DonBjr

What size is your sl6? It looks similar to mine....

What size is your sl6? It looks similar to mine. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,620
Posted By DonBjr

It is stock stuff for the model, which means 6800...

It is stock stuff for the model, which means 6800 stuff, but 105 clipless pedals. I was figuring a lot of it is the frame size difference and I suppose wheels if you spent up a lot there.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,620
Posted By DonBjr

My sl6 is size 64 weighs about 18lbs. heh

My sl6 is size 64 weighs about 18lbs. heh
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,172
Posted By DonBjr

The triathlon oriented watches do a good job as a...

The triathlon oriented watches do a good job as a bike computer. They do ant+ and/or bluetooth, support power meters, hrm, speed/cadence. I have an ambit-2 that I've used for biking. There's a...
01-06-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By DonBjr

You probably want to try some wedges between the...

You probably want to try some wedges between the shoe and the cleat. You put in wedges to make the inner part built up a bit so when pushing down some of the pressure on your foot bottom, which is...
12-30-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,951
Posted By DonBjr

Yell Cadel was pretty lame. I've also seen...

Yell Cadel was pretty lame. I've also seen Inspired to Ride, and Ride the Divide, which were both pretty good. I've seen Race across the sky, which was good also, but I haven't seen Race Across the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,989
Posted By DonBjr

Get a power meter and you can be known as the...

Get a power meter and you can be known as the XXw/kg FTP guy. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By DonBjr

CVT seems very complete, and I like it for the...

CVT seems very complete, and I like it for the change of scenery over zwift, but it has been frustrating the crap out of me this fall because I'm trying to submit my own rides with video and they're...
11-17-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By DonBjr

A bike trainer and software like CVT and zwift...

A bike trainer and software like CVT and zwift are quite fun. Of course you can still fall down the stairs. :)
11-13-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By DonBjr

If you haven't already, get a USB extension cable...

If you haven't already, get a USB extension cable to move the ant+ stick closer to the trainer/bike, while also keeping it away from the computer itself which can be a source of interference.
11-07-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By DonBjr

I just found this link but I haven't really...

I just found this link but I haven't really studied it yet. Seems like it's worth a read, though.

https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/11/knee-pain/

...
11-07-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By DonBjr

I've struggled a bit with this too. I've tried...

I've struggled a bit with this too. I've tried strengthing this or that, and stretching this or that, without really knowing what if anything was too tight or too loose. :) (this or that = various...
10-23-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,048
Posted By DonBjr

My wife has run over a couple chipmunks. I had a...

My wife has run over a couple chipmunks. I had a gray squirrel jump into my front spokes... crunch crunch crunch... then ejected. No damage to bike and I didn't crash. Squirrel was very dead, but...
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