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08-27-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By adamrice

I'm sure you are correct that you can replicate...

I'm sure you are correct that you can replicate any given workout on any given platform. The added value comes from knowing what workouts to do, and when to do them--that's the difference between a...
08-26-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By adamrice

I've got the kLite light+charger combo. The light...

I've got the kLite light+charger combo. The light is very bright, and when it's not on, it can easily keep electronics charged. Depending on how fast you're going and the exact kLite model, it can...
08-21-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By adamrice

Cannondale also hasn't given up on...

Cannondale also hasn't given up on aluminum—you've got to dance with them what brung you. And my reasonably new distance bike (from Kinesis UK) is made of scandium, so that's still around. I agree...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By adamrice

I also use an iPhone running RwGPS (or...

I also use an iPhone running RwGPS (or Cyclemeter, depending on what kind of ride I'm doing). I rely mostly on audio cues over a bone-conduction headset, so the screen is off most of the time. This...
08-04-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By adamrice

Trainer Day can be used in a limited way without...

Trainer Day can be used in a limited way without paying for it. It's strictly for riding power-based intervals.
07-26-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By adamrice

Belatedly closing this loop: Re QRs: This...

Belatedly closing this loop:

Re QRs: This bike has through axles.

I did wind up replacing the BB at home with a Wheels Mfg thread-together unit, and that fixed the problem.
07-24-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By adamrice

iOS app question

I'm wondering if there is an app that meets the following criteria:

- Runs on an iPad
- Acts a a controller for a smart trainer
- Imports "today's workout" from Training Peaks and syncs results...
03-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,398
Posted By adamrice

To give more technical details: I only...

To give more technical details:

I only observe this on my stationary rig. I think that with road riding, the signal would be too noisy.
Smart trainer: Cycleops Hammer 1, which infers cadence...
03-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,398
Posted By adamrice

Never did. And FWIW, the only reason I know this...

Never did. And FWIW, the only reason I know this is happening is because I'm watching the graph as I work out. These "dip episodes" don't feel any different to me.
Forum: Touring
02-20-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By adamrice

I've used a Garmin adapter for my phone, a...

I've used a Garmin adapter for my phone, a Quadlock mount, and a Peak Design mount.

- Garmin adapters are OK, but take note: if you're using a 3rd-party mount, the quality of the plastic socket is...
Replies: 70
Views: 4,767
Posted By adamrice

This is what trips me up about maltodextrin. From...

This is what trips me up about maltodextrin. From what I've read (and this is only something I've learned fairly recently, so bear with me), maltodextrin breaks down in your stomach into anywhere...
02-16-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By adamrice

I built my stationary setup using what had been a...

I built my stationary setup using what had been a 7-speed road bike as a dedicated trainer bike and a direct-drive smart trainer. I updated the drivetrain on the bike to 11-speed using a Microshift...
02-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By adamrice

Burnthesheep does a good job explaining the...

Burnthesheep does a good job explaining the reason.

There is a core concept in training to power called Functional Threshold Power: this is notionally the average power you could sustain in an...
Replies: 70
Views: 4,767
Posted By adamrice

What's interesting here is how different...

What's interesting here is how different everyone's preferences are. I've tried fueling with straight maltodextrin and it did not sit well with me. Perhaps I would need to adapt to it. I've tried...
02-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By adamrice

I've got a CycleOps H1 (older version of what...

I've got a CycleOps H1 (older version of what you're considering). I had to have warranty work done on it at one point—it took a while, but they did it without any hassle. Other than that, I haven't...
02-11-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By adamrice

The problem there is that GPS-derived elevation...

The problem there is that GPS-derived elevation is also unreliable. I think the only way to get an honest elevation profile is to reference topographic data.



I was surprised by that too.

I...
02-11-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By adamrice

Here's the weather almanac for the first day...

Here's the weather almanac for the first day (http://darksky.net/details/30.1922,-98.0929/2022-2-5/us12/en) (race went noon on the 5th to noon on the 6th). Not taken from a weather station in the...
02-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By adamrice

Elevation error in Cyclemeter

I rode a time trial this past weekend that was multiple laps around a 10-km course. I was using the Cyclemeter app to track my performance. Cyclemeter will use the barometric sensor on my iPhone, but...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By adamrice

I'm a proponent of subcompact chainrings and a...

I'm a proponent of subcompact chainrings and a tighter cassette. On my bike, I've got 46/30 in front and 11-30 in the rear. This gives me a lower low end and better spacing between gears. Very...
02-07-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By adamrice

This has got to be the smallest name-brand action...

This has got to be the smallest name-brand action camera, the Insta360 GO 2 (http://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-go2). Battery life is considerably less than 4 hours.
02-07-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By adamrice

It's worth mentioning that most mounts have...

It's worth mentioning that most mounts have interchangeable "biscuits" that provide the actual mounting interface to the computer—it's just a matter of the manufacturer making the right biscuit, and...
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike...

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike category (results (http://my.raceresult.com/191604/results), if anyone's curious). This is in line with previous editions of the event.

Bike and...
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

Well, I did it. It didn't kill me. On the topic...

Well, I did it. It didn't kill me. On the topic of this thread, I got some things right and some wrong.

My hands were fine. My feet were never quite warm, but never got painfully cold—and mirabile...
02-04-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By adamrice

Wow, that's annoying. I don't know how my post...

Wow, that's annoying. I don't know how my post got formatted that way.
02-04-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By adamrice

Lezyne's lights come with a typical rubber...

Lezyne's lights come with a typical rubber ladder-strap, but you can detach that and get a GoPro adapter from Lezyne. I've got one. It's fine. This means the light is upside-down, which is OK because...
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

I've been vacillating between using water bottles...

I've been vacillating between using water bottles vs a Camelbak for hydration. The Camelbak won't freeze, but I'll have the "clammy sweat halo" around it.

Very familiar with batteries going flat...
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

Feb 5 at noon to Feb 6 at noon, Pace Bend Park,...

Feb 5 at noon to Feb 6 at noon, Pace Bend Park, Dripping Springs TX. Overnight low currently predicted to be 25F, minimal wind, no precipitation.

Do they even make studded tires for road bikes?
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

I'll admit I'm pretty anxious about it. If the...

I'll admit I'm pretty anxious about it. If the roads are still icy, I'm bailing.
Replies: 48
Views: 4,348
Posted By adamrice

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German...

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German headlights, also look at Lupine (http://www.lupine-shop.com/en/LED-Lightsets/Road-bike-lights/). They do sell their batteries separately.
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

I've got a very thin beanie that fits under the...

I've got a very thin beanie that fits under the lid, and a neck buff that I can pull over my ears.
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

Pearl Izumi wool socks under my regular cleats....

Pearl Izumi wool socks under my regular cleats. They've been good down to about 30F in the past, although not for this duration. Once it gets really cold, I'll pull on some booties from Galibier (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By adamrice

It's just a matter of finding the parts. I'm not...

It's just a matter of finding the parts. I'm not sure what the newest indexed downtube shifter would be. Probably 8 speed. And maybe (maaaaybe) you could use bar-end shifters as downtube...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By adamrice

Interesting looking at the shift-lever options...

Interesting looking at the shift-lever options for Sturmey Archer. They have bar-ends and even a downtube shifter for 3-speeds, but neither for 8-speed. They do have a thumb shifter for 8-speed. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By adamrice

I agree that a good shop could cold-set that to...

I agree that a good shop could cold-set that to 130 mm. You could built it up as 1x11 and have gearing similar to 2x7. You can also still scrounge up parts that will fit the bike as it is.

It...
01-31-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By adamrice

This is what I've done, and I recommend it. My...

This is what I've done, and I recommend it. My dedicated trainer bike is from the 90s, and I wound up spending some money to bring the drivetrain into the modern era, using Microshift derailleur and...
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

It'll be on a 6.2-mile loop with 312 feet of...

It'll be on a 6.2-mile loop with 312 feet of climbing. Not bad in terms of hills, but I'll admit I'm concerned about riding through the night in those conditions. The body naturally feels colder...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,348
Posted By adamrice

Something you'll want to pay attention to with...

Something you'll want to pay attention to with battery headlights and power banks alike is charge time: with a multi-day brevet, you could get into a situation where you don't have enough time to...
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By adamrice

I'll have my chance to do that and more this...

I'll have my chance to do that and more this coming weekend. 24-hour time trial with an overnight low of 25F forecast. Oh wait, updated forecast says 20F.
Replies: 48
Views: 4,348
Posted By adamrice

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge...

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge from USB, and don't care whether there's a wall socket or power bank behind it. But not all of these will run while charging. There was a discussion...
01-30-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By adamrice

Are there any front derailleurs that officially...

Are there any front derailleurs that officially are supposed to shift a 20t difference in one step? 3x derailleurs, sure, but that seems different.
01-29-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By adamrice

I've already got 46/30. I'm actually looking for...

I've already got 46/30. I'm actually looking for a little more top-end. The rest of my drivetrain is not GRX--how much does the wider chainline with GRX cranks affect the rest of the drivetrain?
01-28-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By adamrice

Experiences with White Industries cranks?

I was looking at White Industries' cranksthey sell them with numerous chainring combinations (http://www.whiteind.com/product/mr30-vbc-chainring-sets/), and claim they can handle a spread of as much...
01-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By adamrice

You need to clarify your goals better. If your...

You need to clarify your goals better. If your goals are just overall fitness and calorie burning, then get a decent mag trainer and a beater bike to put on it. If you've got more specific goals (it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,828
Posted By adamrice

Don't even get us started on tire-size notation. ...

Don't even get us started on tire-size notation.

Back to the question of fitting aerobars: WIth most aerobars, the armrests are like Swiss cheese when you peel off the padding (which should be...
01-25-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,163
Posted By adamrice

You've identified a key problem with triples,...

You've identified a key problem with triples, which is that it's getting hard to find parts for them. You can get a lower gear with a triple—the question is can you get a low enough gear with a...
01-24-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By adamrice

I did wind up purchasing a Voltaic power bank,...

I did wind up purchasing a Voltaic power bank, and can confirm it charges my Aftershokz headset, but I wish I had thought to check for other sources. Looks like the Anker power bank that JohnJ80...
01-23-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By adamrice

check out this weird suspension seatpost

Pulled this off a tandem I recently purchased. It was in the captain's position (usually tandems have suspension for the stoker), although the seat posts may have been switched at some point. The...
01-22-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By adamrice

If that bike is what I think it is, it's...

If that bike is what I think it is, it's historically significant. If you want to use it as a trainer mule, that's your business, but I would be surprised if a collector wouldn't give you a good...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, except at the extremes, your gearing...

Yeah, except at the extremes, your gearing doesn't dictate your speed, since you should be able to compensate with cadence. And I find that the harder I'm working, the higher I want my cadence to be...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By adamrice

I hesitate to recommend it because it is so...

I hesitate to recommend it because it is so expensive, but the Tailfin (http://tailfin.cc/) is an excellent removable rack. They've got a few options and add-ons. By default, their rack only takes...
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