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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 263
Posted By kingston

I have been carrying a lot of water with me on...

I have been carrying a lot of water with me on the bike. Rode a full 300k on 6 liters a couple weeks ago. The 2.5l camelback isn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. 2x1 liter bottles in the...
05-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By kingston

I don't see the need to take an FTP test any time...

I don't see the need to take an FTP test any time soon. TrainingPeaks sends me alerts when they think I should increase my FTP based on actual rides, which is good enough for my purposes. I bought a...
05-24-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By kingston

You think thatís hard. Wait till you try to take...

You think thatís hard. Wait till you try to take it off.​​​​​​
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,736
Posted By kingston

According to their website. RWGPS has not taken...

According to their website. RWGPS has not taken any outside funding and is cash-flow positive. My guess is that RWGPS has a much, much higher percentage of paying customers than Strava.
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

Our June/July 400 & 600k rides are now scheduled...

Our June/July 400 & 600k rides are now scheduled as club rides (non-RUSA sanctioned). The 400k routes are a 240k loop back to the start with a second 160k loop. The 600k adds a third 200k loop. This...
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By kingston

I've had both and would always prefer a 2"...

I've had both and would always prefer a 2" receiver unless there is something about the car that would prevent me from getting one.
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By kingston

K-hound isn't something very many Midwesterners...

K-hound isn't something very many Midwesterners attempt, I only know of 2, which is probably why permanents aren't as big of a deal up here. Even if you didn't have any other demands on your time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,605
Posted By kingston

I rode an unsupported 300k on Saturday with 5.5l...

I rode an unsupported 300k on Saturday with 5.5l of water on the bike (2x1l bottles on the frame, a 1l platypus in the saddle bag and a 2.5l camelback). I had some water leftover, so I think I can...
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By kingston

Wow! That's a lot of permanents. Hope RUSA is...

Wow! That's a lot of permanents. Hope RUSA is able to get them insured so you can keep your streak going :thumb:. There's no way I could ever get enough rides to complete a K-Hound in our ~6-month...
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By kingston

I get that in normal years, but even if RUSA...

I get that in normal years, but even if RUSA opens up perms this year people won't have enough time to get a K-Hound on perms will they?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,736
Posted By kingston

I think it's cool that Strava doesn't have ads...

I think it's cool that Strava doesn't have ads like every other social media platform. Almost makes me want to subscribe, but it's not worth sixty bucks a year to give my friends kudos when they...
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By kingston

Assuming you already know the route, what...

Assuming you already know the route, what difference does it make if RUSA sponsors the permanent or not? Illinois has been under a stay-at-home order since March, and I'm riding just as much this...
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

We ended up running the club 200/300k rides last...

We ended up running the club 200/300k rides last weekend with our social distancing procedures, so individual start times/locations, no controls and e-proof-of-passage. With the RUSA ride ban...
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By kingston

I'd go with the steel rails. If they bend you can...

I'd go with the steel rails. If they bend you can probably bend them back and at least finish the ride with a saddle. If the carbon breaks you're standing up for the rest of the ride. Same reason I...
05-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By kingston

Training Peaks calculated my Threshold Heat Rate...

Training Peaks calculated my Threshold Heat Rate and Power based on a hard training ride last week, and the values seem consistent with what I would expect based on the data I see from my other...
05-15-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By kingston

Great advice as always. I got an HRM chest strap...

Great advice as always. I got an HRM chest strap with the bolt head unit so I have been recording that too for the first time. Sounds like it will take a few months of recording and observations...
05-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By kingston

This article...

This article (https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/230904648-Suggested-Weekly-TSS-and-Target-CTL) is what gave me the idea that weekly TSS was a useful thing to track but perhaps not.
05-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By kingston

Thanks for the helpful response, but I don't...

Thanks for the helpful response, but I don't think tracking the performance management metrics is going to work for me. I have a lot of bikes and just one has a powermeter, so I was hoping to get a...
05-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By kingston

atwl77, I just got my first powermeter last week...

atwl77, I just got my first powermeter last week and am trying to figure out what TSS I should aim for. I came in at 836 last week which was sort of a normal in-season week for me; one long ride (8h...
05-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingston

I guess lighting is a very personal thing. I have...

I guess lighting is a very personal thing. I have ridden a lot of miles at night in the rain with the 30 lux Pure and find that to be totally adequate. I've also ridden all night in the rain with the...
05-12-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingston

I don't know if that's normal. Most of my...

I don't know if that's normal. Most of my training has been early morning in the dark with those battery powered lights so they get used almost every day rain or shine, and my training bikes don't...
05-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingston

I mean the light itself. I have had 3 die in the...

I mean the light itself. I have had 3 die in the last 8 or 9 years since I got my first one. They have a 5 year warranty so 2 were replaced by the retailer. I could have gotten the third replaced but...
05-12-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingston

I use the Ixon IQ Premium with a fork crown mount...

I use the Ixon IQ Premium with a fork crown mount and a Pure or a Pure B as a backup since they are smaller and use the same mount. You need a backup for the Ixon IQ Premium because the one downside...
05-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingston

The B&M Ixon IQ Premium puts out 80 lux for 5...

The B&M Ixon IQ Premium puts out 80 lux for 5 hours or 15 lux for 20 hours. The Edelux II puts out 100 lux, so the battery powered light is a little less bright but totally adequate. When I need more...
05-11-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingston

I have two randonneuring bikes with dynamo...

I have two randonneuring bikes with dynamo lighting, but my most recently purchased brevet bike uses battery lighting. On the vast majority of brevets I ride, dynamo lighting offers no practical...
05-05-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By kingston

Golden Cheetah is awesome. Thank you for the...

Golden Cheetah is awesome. Thank you for the suggestion. It integrates with Strava so i can use that to synch workouts across devices. I can get free workouts from Trainerday (ERGdb) and either load...
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

We won't know until closer to the ride date. If...

We won't know until closer to the ride date. If RUSA lifts the ride ban and both Illinois and Wisconsin lift the stay-at-home orders, we will probably run it more like a normal brevet with everyone...
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

Our BYOS 200k was a big social distancing success...

Our BYOS 200k was a big social distancing success with 19 riders. We'll keep running rides like this until the Illinois stay-at-home order is lifted, then we'll see. I was able to make it all the way...
05-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By kingston

Wahoo Fitness can export a .fit file which I...

Wahoo Fitness can export a .fit file which I imported into GC, but for there's no speed data for some reason. My average power was 144 which seems like it leaves a lot of room for improvement.
...
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

I'm planning to carry 5.5 litres of water and...

I'm planning to carry 5.5 litres of water and enough food for the ride on the bike so I shouldn't have to stop at c-stores at all.
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By kingston

Everyone I know just uses one bike for a hundred...

Everyone I know just uses one bike for a hundred mile bike ride and takes the more comfortable one if they're not too concerned about speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,419
Posted By kingston

Sorry about that. I didn't realize I was...

Sorry about that. I didn't realize I was recommending old models.
05-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By kingston

I installed Golden Cheetah on my computer and...

I installed Golden Cheetah on my computer and Wahoo Fitness on my phone. Still waiting for my bolt head-unit to arrive. In the meantime, I'm riding a 200k tomorrow with my trusty old etrex. If I...
05-01-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By kingston

Thanks for the suggestions. I installed the app,...

Thanks for the suggestions. I installed the app, and I already ordered a bolt, but it hasn't arrived yet. I'll probably give zwift a try. A lot of people seem to like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,419
Posted By kingston

This one...

This one (https://www.bianchiusa.com/archives/road/endurance-racing/infinito-cv-ultegra-di2-disc-compact/) may be better. You said you wanted disk brakes anyway. If you are considering Ti at all,...
05-01-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By kingston

I finally got my powermeter installed and...

I finally got my powermeter installed and connected to the Easton Cinch app on my phone. I can see the power for a few minutes until my phone screen shuts off, but that's it. What's the best way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,997
Posted By kingston

I wrap my tubes in plastic wrap with a pair of...

I wrap my tubes in plastic wrap with a pair of nitrile gloves
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Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

We had a GLR club zoom meeting on Monday night...

We had a GLR club zoom meeting on Monday night which was a first for us. Gave everyone a chance to ask questions and address concerns about what we are planning to do this season. In addition to our...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,419
Posted By kingston

I was looking at carbon endurance bikes a few...

I was looking at carbon endurance bikes a few seasons ago and liked the Bianchi Infinito CV the best (https://www.bianchiusa.com/archives/road/endurance-racing/infinito-cv-chorus-compact/). I ended...
Forum: Recumbent
04-30-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By kingston

I got a used recumbent last season for $450....

I got a used recumbent last season for $450. Ended up getting new wheels and a few other things so I'm probably up to ~$750. That's not much more than a similar quality upright. I don't see myself...
04-29-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't be too worried about running a wide...

I wouldn't be too worried about running a wide tire on a narrow rim. That's what everyone did for decades before wide rims became fashionable.
Myth 18: Wide Tires Need Wide Rims...
04-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By kingston

There aren't a lot of great options. I use Pasela...

There aren't a lot of great options. I use Pasela 26x1.75 on my tandem and the Michelin Wild Run'r Advanced 26"x1.1 on my recumbent. They're both fine. Rene Herse tires are fantastic, but they're so...
04-29-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By kingston

A compact crank with a 12-25 11 speed cassette...

A compact crank with a 12-25 11 speed cassette only works if you are strong enough to stay in the big ring almost all the time. When I had that setup I was constantly cross-chained and shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By kingston

I'd put this pretty near the top of the list of...

I'd put this pretty near the top of the list of importance. You're spending a lot of money on a bike. You should have one you like to look at.
04-25-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By kingston

I got a pair of the cima coppi bibs last season...

I got a pair of the cima coppi bibs last season with wool knee warmers a few of their wool jerseys, a wool base-layer and some arm warmers. It's all top-notch.
04-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By kingston

I know three people who have them. All super-high...

I know three people who have them. All super-high mileage ultra-distance riders, and they say they like them a lot. I have also met people on brevets who have them and say they like them a lot too. I...
04-25-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By kingston

Boure (https://www.boure.com/8150.html) and Cima...

Boure (https://www.boure.com/8150.html) and Cima Coppi (https://cimacoppi.cc/en/men/71-277-merino-bibs-m.html#/) both have wool shorts.
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kingston

Ride status updates

We're running the GLR 200k opener next weekend with flexible start and electronic proof-of-passage so everyone can just ride solo starting whenever and wherever they want along the route. We may end...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By kingston

I've never had a problem with any online retailer...

I've never had a problem with any online retailer in Europe or the US. Customer service can be a little variable, but you won't get completely ripped off as a shop in Jakarta is likely to do. I've...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By kingston

Indonesian online retailer with prices too good...

Indonesian online retailer with prices too good to be true? 100% guaranteed scam.
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