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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,254
Posted By blazin

The Camelbak Chase vests were specifically...

The Camelbak Chase vests were specifically designed for cycling and are pretty minimalist:

https://www.camelbak.com/en/vests/bike
07-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By blazin

Right. Which why, above, we were speculating...

Right. Which why, above, we were speculating about using a VPN service to access the races GCN Makes available in Europe.
07-26-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By blazin

The GCN Cycling Pass looks like at great deal at...

The GCN Cycling Pass looks like at great deal at introductory price of $39.99/year, but they have very little content if streamed in the US. In Europe, however, they offer pretty much all the races....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By blazin

I had this issue earlier this spring (Bolt &...

I had this issue earlier this spring (Bolt & iOS). It also presented with difficulty getting my rides to upload to Strava. A subsequent firmware update seems to have resolved the syncing issue, but I...
07-08-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By blazin

Separate from Mid South, but I do believe however...

Separate from Mid South, but I do believe however that it was a sponsor’s concerns that brought to light the DK race director’s recent Facebook post and led to his firing.
07-08-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By blazin

Have not experienced #1 or #2. Had problems with...

Have not experienced #1 or #2. Had problems with #3 but a recent update (~2 weeks ago?) seems to have fixed it. Also had issues with #4 but have not retried it since the last update.

While the...
07-08-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,601
Posted By blazin

I’ll second (or fourth or fifth) the...

I’ll second (or fourth or fifth) the recommendation for structured training, i.e. intervals. A trainer and training app (TrainerRoad, Sufferfest, even Zwift) can make it even easier and more time...
07-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By blazin

You mean something like this:...

You mean something like this: https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/ (https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/)

Admittedly, it can be a bit hard to find.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By blazin

Calling trekmogul

Calling trekmogul
07-06-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 231,841
Posted By blazin

Agreed on the beauty of Loudon County gravel....

Agreed on the beauty of Loudon County gravel. It’s a spectacular place to ride, when it’s not hot and humid! Once out there, you owe it yourself to take the gravel road up the backside of Mt....
07-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By blazin

dwmckee Congratulations! Looks like an amazing...

dwmckee Congratulations! Looks like an amazing route. Hope you put together a more thorough trip report with some pictures. You might also want submit the route over at bikepacking.com where they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By blazin

Would it be acceptable to give yourself the look...

Would it be acceptable to give yourself the look using a helmet mirror?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,423
Posted By blazin

It seems like everyone expects Shimano to...

It seems like everyone expects Shimano to announce a 12 speed DA system soon. I recall reading a rumor somewhere that it would be partially wireless as well (witless shifters with FD and RD still...
06-15-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By blazin

The Allied Allroad might be worth considering as...

The Allied Allroad might be worth considering as well. Pretty strong review from CyclingTips (https://cyclingtips.com/2018/06/allied-alfa-allroad-long-term-review-the-antidote-to-the-n1-rule/) last...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By blazin

I’ve never had a problem finding a quiet spot to...

I’ve never had a problem finding a quiet spot to relieve myself on the side of the road. I tend to use the C&O to get out of the city and start my rides quite early, which helps. Actually, the C&O...
06-11-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By blazin

Check out the Chumba Sendero.

Check out the Chumba Sendero.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,171
Posted By blazin

The new TCR is on my short-list for a new bike as...

The new TCR is on my short-list for a new bike as well. However, it has a very Giant but non-Giant price of $11k. The value proposition of Giant seems to be waning as it is now priced similarly to...
06-11-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By blazin

Never misunderestimate the fearsome quarter...

Never misunderestimate the fearsome quarter metric. You can find tips here (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1071195-nutrition-training-metric-quarter-century.html) to make sure you get your...
06-09-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,842
Posted By blazin

You’re in luck my friend. SpeedX has the bike you...

You’re in luck my friend. SpeedX has the bike you dream of, the Leopard (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/speedx/speedx-leopard-the-first-ever-smart-aero-road-bike). Too bad the future has not...
06-06-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,234
Posted By blazin

Completely unrelated to the topic of this thread,...

Completely unrelated to the topic of this thread, but this statement is factually wrong. Even if you were to want to argue the UNited States is not a democracy, capital punishment remains legal in...
06-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By blazin

How committed are you to using a rack for...

How committed are you to using a rack for touring?

Most overnight setups using gravel bikes tend toward “bike packing” rather than touring. That is, the use of bags hung from the seat post and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,679
Posted By blazin

My Wahoo starts the week on Sunday. Has led me to...

My Wahoo starts the week on Sunday. Has led me to waste some not insignificant time trying to figure out why Wahoo and Strava seemed out of sync in weekly mileage.

Given how much is customizable...
06-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,395
Posted By blazin

Apparently the guy is not just heartless enough...

Apparently the guy is not just heartless enough to attack a child but idiotic enough to then post his ride to Strava. Twitter claims he’s been found through Strava. I’m impressed the cyber sleuth...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By blazin

I’ve had this issue. Try hitting “reset live...

I’ve had this issue. Try hitting “reset live track links” under settings. This solved the issue of sharing a link to an old ride. Of course, LT still drops out mid-ride (or earlier) as others have...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-03-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By blazin

They’ve been working in that bridge, off and on,...

They’ve been working in that bridge, off and on, for at least a year. Wonder when they’ll wrap it up. But a good excuse to go down to the Mouth if the Monocacy. Beautiful spot and I always get a kick...
05-27-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By blazin

WTB Resolute is my do-it-all. Rolls decently...

WTB Resolute is my do-it-all. Rolls decently fast, hooks up well.
05-26-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By blazin

I have my iPhone 11 connected to my Garmin fenix...

I have my iPhone 11 connected to my Garmin fenix 6 all day. This evening, the phone reports Connect accounting for 1% of battery activity. I can’t think of a reason why an Edge would result In...
05-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By blazin

If I were INEOS, seeding rumors that lead my...

If I were INEOS, seeding rumors that lead my competitors to suspect team discord would be precisely the sort of psychological strategy I would pursue ahead of an unusual season in which the more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By blazin

If I could find a shop like that, I’d never go...

If I could find a shop like that, I’d never go anywhere else either!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By blazin

You can pair an Eagle AXS RD with eTap AXS...

You can pair an Eagle AXS RD with eTap AXS shifters for a 1x set up. This requires the use of the Eagle 12-speed chain, not the road “flat top” 12-speed chain, and an XD freehub for the SRAM 12-speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By blazin

And in what the shop does when you politely tell...

And in what the shop does when you politely tell them about it.

I once told a shop, that I had used for the first time, that the bike I picked up from them had the seat post not returned to its...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,679
Posted By blazin

Building off of Bah Humbug two ideas here are...

Building off of Bah Humbug two ideas here are things that Strava could implement if, as it would seem, they want to make competition for segment placing a central part of their business model and...
05-23-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By blazin

The battery stayed in the seat post. So perhaps I...

The battery stayed in the seat post. So perhaps I did too good a job padding it and lodging it in there? Also, I was running the seat post at minimum insertion length, so the battery was relatively...
05-23-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By blazin

True. Though I discovered one downside. I once...

True. Though I discovered one downside. I once had the Di2 battery in my seat post shaken loose during a long ride over some particularly rough gravel. Without tools, I was unable to fish the wire...
05-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By blazin

Not of much use to the OP now, but re: lack of...

Not of much use to the OP now, but re: lack of good cassettes for AXS setups: I use the e*thirteen 9-46 12 speed cassette with my AXS mullet build (and 40t chainring). Plenty of range, I spin out on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By blazin

Not sure how much you want to spend, but the TRP...

Not sure how much you want to spend, but the TRP Hylex (https://trpcycling.com/product/hylex-rs/) brakes/levers with Di2 mod (https://trpcycling.com/product/hylex-di2-adapter-kit/) could be an option...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,843
Posted By blazin

I stand corrected. I just looked on their...

I stand corrected.

I just looked on their website (https://www.strava.com/subscribe) and they list “compare efforts” as a subscription, not a free, service.

That will force me to consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,843
Posted By blazin

I understand that you will be able to see your...

I understand that you will be able to see your past results, just not compare to your friends nor analyze your efforts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,843
Posted By blazin

Good summary and commentary on changes at DC...

Good summary and commentary on changes at DC Rainmaker (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/05/strava-cuts-off-leaderboard-for-free-users-reduces-3rd-party-apps-for-all-and-more.html).

TL;DR:...
05-14-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By blazin

Outbound Road runtime vs brightness

Does anyone have first hand experience with the Outbound Road light and its runtime at different brightness settings?

I’m really interested in this light for some long (as in overnight) adventure...
05-11-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By blazin

There is a GRX dummy lever...

There is a GRX dummy lever (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/grx-11-speed/ST-RX810-LA.html) specifically configured to operate a dropper post.

Are you considering a dropper now or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,421
Posted By blazin

FWIW, my understanding is that Conte’s only...

FWIW, my understanding is that Conte’s only carried Cervelo for a short time as a result of acquiring the stock from another DC area bike shop that went under (Fresh Bikes). I’ve heard this from...
04-30-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By blazin

Panaracer Gravel King Slicks. Fast and supple and...

Panaracer Gravel King Slicks. Fast and supple and tan.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,505
Posted By blazin

Scott makes a MTB wheel...

Scott makes a MTB wheel (https://www.syncros.com/us/en/product/syncros-silverton-sl-wheelset) with carbon spokes. Though, as others have mentioned, unlike the Hunt wheels, the spokes are molded to...
03-28-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By blazin

I have found the wrist-based HRM on my Garmin 6...

I have found the wrist-based HRM on my Garmin 6 to be disappointingly inaccurate, with its inaccuracy growing with intensity. Everyday non-workout tracking is fine, easy Z2 ride is off by a couple of...
03-11-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By blazin

It is a new Lapierre bike, though unsure why...

It is a new Lapierre bike, though unsure why it’s unbranded:

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/groupama-fdj-debut-new-disc-brake-time-trial-bike-at-paris-nice-2020-451402
02-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By blazin

Another route to look at might be the Rockstar...

Another route to look at might be the Rockstar race, from Hburg to Roanoke, that has both MTB and gravel versions. I haven’t looked to see how much overlap it has with the Transvirginia. The race is...
01-22-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,264
Posted By blazin

Post-ride/recovery shake recipes?

I’m looking for recommendations and inspirations for my post-ride shakes.

Partly I just am interested in new recipes/ingredients that could change up my routine. But also would appreciate...
01-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By blazin

I have nothing useful to add to this thread,...

I have nothing useful to add to this thread, other than that it reminded me of the opening paragraph of this (https://chrisshue.com/2019/07/25/searching-for-rock-bottom/) blog post/race recap (not...
01-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,807
Posted By blazin

I would start with the size tires you hope to run...

I would start with the size tires you hope to run and use that to narrow down your choices. “Gravel” means different things to different people in different parts of the country.

Some of the...
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