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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By Symtex

good for you. I hope there is many more miles...

good for you. I hope there is many more miles ahead !
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,051
Posted By Symtex

That's why I said "in my case". I am wearing as ...

That's why I said "in my case". I am wearing as high as I can on the wrist too. It just doesn't work with my skin complexion ? I understand how inaccurate it is when I ride so I know when it says...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,051
Posted By Symtex

According to Garmin website. Your 305 is ANT+...

According to Garmin website. Your 305 is ANT+ compatible. I would call garmin support to make it work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,051
Posted By Symtex

if you can afford it, keep the VAHR and get an...

if you can afford it, keep the VAHR and get an Edge 520 or something. Just so you know, the VAHR OHRM is very inaccurate. At least in my case. It reads about 20-30bpm lower on intense workout and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,051
Posted By Symtex

It's an ANT+ broadcast.

It's an ANT+ broadcast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,051
Posted By Symtex

On the vivoactive HR, You go to system, Sensor,...

On the vivoactive HR, You go to system, Sensor, HR monitor and you enable broadcast. now go to Edge and search for HRM sensor. It will pickup the watch. When your ride is done. You stop the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,302
Posted By Symtex

Can you imagine solar power assisted ebike ? The...

Can you imagine solar power assisted ebike ? The line between ebikes and mechanical bikes is blurring every day. Di2 shifting and tons of other sensor have already been part of the biking world for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,302
Posted By Symtex

I totally agree. I just think some people have a...

I totally agree. I just think some people have a very narrow view. If it doesn't apply to them, it doesn't apply to anyone. In your case I agree. If you riding on dry and flat. You probably won't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,302
Posted By Symtex

The difference between pro and you and I is they...

The difference between pro and you and I is they have a whole team of mechanical expert taking care of their bikes. We don't. Disc is the savior of carbon wheel. No longer do you need to build for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,302
Posted By Symtex

no matter how great a technology is there is...

no matter how great a technology is there is always someone that will find a way to hurt themselves.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,302
Posted By Symtex

this reminds me of the debate 10 years ago when...

this reminds me of the debate 10 years ago when digital camera started to come to market in a more mainstream fashion. The group of purist film shooters we are all saying the following : We know...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,302
Posted By Symtex

Do you have mechanical or hydraulic brake ? My...

Do you have mechanical or hydraulic brake ? My mechanical disc brake bike has a louder sound when using the brake but sure ain't a squealing sound. It's more like a rubber sound. My hydraulic disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 40,970
Posted By Symtex

What you don't get is some of the "frame" are...

What you don't get is some of the "frame" are build in the same factory used by all the big bike manufacturer. You pay an hefty price just to get "Pinarello" sticker on the frame and it doesn't...
08-08-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,625
Posted By Symtex

The Anyroad just probably needed an indexing...

The Anyroad just probably needed an indexing adjustment. Congrats on your new bike. The best bike is always the one that makes you want to ride more. There is no bad choices. Enjoy !
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

+ 1

+ 1
08-08-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,200
Posted By Symtex

For all the hate people have for the Garmin 1000,...

For all the hate people have for the Garmin 1000, I love mine. All the complains doesn't apply to me. I never ride in the rain, I don't go for ride that last 2 hours and I love the responsiveness of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By Symtex

Do we really need to start that debate with disc...

Do we really need to start that debate with disc brake ? I think you will see less and less discless bicycle on the market going forward. The industry is moving in the direction. It just a matter of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By Symtex

I tried to do a 5KM climb with 7% average without...

I tried to do a 5KM climb with 7% average without a proper warm-up. It was a tough climb. I decided to change location afterward. I went for a 25km flat ride afterward. Crushed my previous effort. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 40,970
Posted By Symtex

Surprise, a Pinarelllo dealers is telling you not...

Surprise, a Pinarelllo dealers is telling you not to buy a fake....how convenient. I am not saying the information is true or not but I would like to see an independent or third party make that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

it's really hard to maintain wattage on flat as I...

it's really hard to maintain wattage on flat as I don't know any road that are really truly flat. Wind and Surface friction can impact more your wattage at higher speed. I can certainly push more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,103
Posted By Symtex

you can upgrade bike component but you cannot...

you can upgrade bike component but you cannot really upgrade the frame. If you want to replace the frame, might as well buy a new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,342
Posted By Symtex

I can do probably close to 13 hours with the...

I can do probably close to 13 hours with the Garmin vivoactive HR. I dont' think I could come close to that with my iphone. My edge 1000 could probably last at least 8 hours if not more if I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

Thanks for the correction.

Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

If Rider A does 300W at 65rpm while Rider B does...

If Rider A does 300W at 65rpm while Rider B does 300W at 95rpm. Which one do you think can maintain 300W the longest ? That is with the assumption that both riders have the same cardio vascular...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

True but cadence is part of the power...

True but cadence is part of the power calculation. It's torque x cadence. So there is a correlation between higher rpm and cardio vascular exertion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

Cadence is part of the equation for power...

Cadence is part of the equation for power measurement. so your power would definitely reflect an higher wattages. Of course, cardio wise you will be more taxed at higher rpm. That's a given.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

how you generate the 300w is irrelevant here....

how you generate the 300w is irrelevant here. Standing up or in the saddle. Low or high cadence. Using your whole body to put torque in the crank may feel less of an effort If this was the case,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

Standing up while climbing works different muscle...

Standing up while climbing works different muscle group. Maybe your twitch muscle start to fill up with acid lactic and standing feels better as you recover. At the end of the day, Power is power....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

This is how stages calculate power : WHAT...

This is how stages calculate power :

WHAT IS POWER:
The equation for power is pure physics:

POWER = TORQUE x CADENCE
P = 2X[(F x 9.8 x L) x (R...
08-01-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,989
Posted By Symtex

Strava power estimation are terrible. There is...

Strava power estimation are terrible. There is some segment when I was doing 0 cadence/power going down a small hill, Strava estimated I was doing 195w (22.4km/h). I did the same segment 4.6km/h...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,990
Posted By Symtex

300 Watts is 300 Watts. it doesn't matter if you...

300 Watts is 300 Watts. it doesn't matter if you have a tailwind or going uphill. It's how much force you put through the crank. Are you using Strava power estimation or are you using a real power...
07-31-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,850
Posted By Symtex

To the OP : I know exactly how it feels :...

To the OP : I know exactly how it feels : https://www.strava.com/activities/1098005353/segments/27033829859

The whole time I was riding down, I was asking myself, please don't have a puncture now,...
07-28-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,240
Posted By Symtex

how can you truly measure your effort ? Power is...

how can you truly measure your effort ? Power is the only way. Regardless of the interval, climbing and endurance training. Power is the only measure that effort regardless of attenuating factor like...
07-28-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,191
Posted By Symtex

Local bike shop is the easiest way. They usually...

Local bike shop is the easiest way. They usually run their own riding club.
07-28-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,191
Posted By Symtex

Find a local riding club. You will have safety in...

Find a local riding club. You will have safety in numbers and make some new friends.
07-28-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,240
Posted By Symtex

am I the only who think that training to speed...

am I the only who think that training to speed instead of power is a waste of time ? I can ride 15mph on the flat with a tailwind while in my sleep. Try to do the same on a head wind going up a 10%...
07-28-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,191
Posted By Symtex

Get out there. One of the big part of cycling is...

Get out there. One of the big part of cycling is being free to adventure anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,953
Posted By Symtex

We spend way to much money trying to lighten our...

We spend way to much money trying to lighten our bikes but the return on investment to save a few grams is not that great. it's a lot easier to lose a pound or two than to gain the same gain on our...
07-28-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,191
Posted By Symtex

increase ride distance between 10-20% every week...

increase ride distance between 10-20% every week depending on how you feel after the end of each increase.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,953
Posted By Symtex

I don't know how fit your wife is but the best...

I don't know how fit your wife is but the best way to lighten your wife's bike is to have her lose weight. I am not sure how that conversation would go with here to go there at your own risk.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,902
Posted By Symtex

You should also look at Giant Defy. They usually...

You should also look at Giant Defy. They usually offer more value for the $$$$. There is nothing wrong with the Roubaix or Tarmac. 2 excellent choice. I only wanted to give you another alternative in...
07-27-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,417
Posted By Symtex

Nostalgia is a power aphrodisiac. I do remember...

Nostalgia is a power aphrodisiac. I do remember loving doing B&W when I was in high school The smell of the acid and the red light. All good times. As much as I love those day, I am not trading my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,281
Posted By Symtex

:love:

:love:
07-27-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,205
Posted By Symtex

I am sucker for jonesing over the Roubaix Elite...

I am sucker for jonesing over the Roubaix Elite or Expert Di2. Maybe one day. You cannot go wrong with any of the bikes listed. Pick the one you prefer and enjoy the heck out of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,736
Posted By Symtex

why bike lane is an issue ? Because they are...

why bike lane is an issue ? Because they are populated with pedestrian walking 5 wide, kids or dogs running around and we are going to fast to avoid them. That'ts why
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By Symtex

I did a 50km Gran Fondo this weekend. ...

I did a 50km Gran Fondo this weekend.

Distance 49.7km
Moving Time 2:06:05
Elevation : 425m

Avg Max
Speed 23.7km/h 81.0km/h
Heart Rate 164bpm 186bpm
Cadence 87 123
07-08-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Symtex

First ride, First fall, First bruise, baptism by fire !

I went for my first ride on my new Giant Trance 3 @ Mount Fromme. I am usually a road rider. I decided I could use some distraction on certain days. It is also good cardio for climbing.

I thought...
07-07-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Symtex

[Deal] Garmin Edge 1000 499 CAD - Sportcheck

https://www.sportchek.ca/product/331725121.html#331725121=331725122

This is the lowest I have ever seen this unit. I actually just walked into a store and bought the last one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,242
Posted By Symtex

I saved 1lbs on my wheels and it made a...

I saved 1lbs on my wheels and it made a significant difference for me as a small/slower rider. My previous wheels were 1960g and my new wheels are 1450g
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,253
Posted By Symtex

One of the main reason I just purchased a Garmin...

One of the main reason I just purchased a Garmin Virb ultra 30.
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