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08-11-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By Thomas15

May I mention that the only things I take with me...

May I mention that the only things I take with me are tubes and tools in an under seat bag, air pump, two water bottles a few energy bars and $20. A cell phone and GPS bike computer, my bikes have...
08-11-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By Thomas15

I have two bikes that I ride on rail trails. One...

I have two bikes that I ride on rail trails. One is a TREK 4500 mountain/Hybrid with 1.75" Panaracer street tires the other is a mid 80s Asian steel road bike with 700x28 road tires (Conti...
04-06-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,162
Posted By Thomas15

Same for me I usually don't get home until 6:30...

Same for me I usually don't get home until 6:30 which in the summer gives me about 2 hours ride time. But sometimes it's just easier to hit the trainer or if the weather sucks I'm not going outside.
03-17-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,318
Posted By Thomas15

I have done only one (1) 20 mile ride in the last...

I have done only one (1) 20 mile ride in the last month. At a point about 4 weeks ago I was doing some big hills, making it but really not with the normal energy level. I decided to take a week off...
03-03-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By Thomas15

I think the reason you are not getting a lot of...

I think the reason you are not getting a lot of suggestions on the question of virtual riding platforms is because your wording in the OP is a little bit confusing. You want Zwift or Rouvy which are...
03-01-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Thomas15

This thread has me really wanting Spring to get...

This thread has me really wanting Spring to get here in NE PA. I know that there are some hearty souls that ride in the winter but I'm not one of them. Last time I rode outside was October 25, that...
02-22-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Thomas15

The most Alpe climbs I've done in one ride is 3....

The most Alpe climbs I've done in one ride is 3. Took a break after each one. I would do it again and probably will do it before the snow melts. Not sure about the 8.5 Alpe climbs for VEveresting, it...
02-04-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,278
Posted By Thomas15

Most of us that do our own bike work by now have...

Most of us that do our own bike work by now have years worth of consumable supplies on hand. As we creep into spring, the supply chain will fill up and by mid summer the stores will be begging us to...
01-27-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,149
Posted By Thomas15

Agree with everything you say here. I am two...

Agree with everything you say here.

I am two weeks away from finishing a 12 week workout program that hasnít allowed me any extra time. Once I finish, I will resume my weekly Alpe rides. I have...
01-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,318
Posted By Thomas15

I used for over a year a Zwift supported dumb...

I used for over a year a Zwift supported dumb trainer, mine is a Kinetic Road Machine with InRide3. During that year I did a lot of climbing, a lot.


My understanding is that Zwift came up with a...
01-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,318
Posted By Thomas15

As a point of information, you can switch between...

As a point of information, you can switch between challenges and not lose anything you have already acquired. So if you are going to do a ride with a lot of climbing change to the Everest Challenge,...
01-12-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,318
Posted By Thomas15

As mentioned I've only done Ven-Top twice. It is...

As mentioned I've only done Ven-Top twice. It is a total of 5,000 feet of ascent and an additional 5 miles (or so) of riding to the summit. While the Alpe has 2-4 sharp turns every mile, Ven-Top has...
01-12-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,318
Posted By Thomas15

I live in a hilly area so when I started back...

I live in a hilly area so when I started back riding bikes after my long hiatus I had to stick to MUPs generally. My first few rides on Zwift were cut short because I sucked so bad on hills and...
01-10-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Thomas15

Ouch!

Ouch!
01-10-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,213
Posted By Thomas15

Last May i did my first birthday ride, 62 miles....

Last May i did my first birthday ride, 62 miles. Looking forward to doing 63 this May.

I'm also going to do a century a month this year, Jan-March and Nov-Dec. will be in Zwift, the rest outside....
01-07-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By Thomas15

I'm in week 8 of the Build Me Up program. Last...

I'm in week 8 of the Build Me Up program. Last week I started a workout and had to bail out just after the warmup. I exited Zwift saved everything. I got credit for miles I rode but nothing for the...
01-06-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,245
Posted By Thomas15

My son is now 30 but throughout the time from 5th...

My son is now 30 but throughout the time from 5th grade to 12th he gave us grief on a galactic scale as he wanted to play video games full time. One thing we insisted that he do in school was play...
01-04-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Thomas15

I started Zwift in mid Nov 2019, very quickly...

I started Zwift in mid Nov 2019, very quickly decided to get all the in-game goodies as fast as possible. From the start to roughly May 2020, most of my Zwift time was spent chasing all of the route...
12-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,004
Posted By Thomas15

Tomm, prayers my friend for a fast and complete...

Tomm, prayers my friend for a fast and complete recovery. Take care!
12-24-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,523
Posted By Thomas15

As of today 6177 miles, 414,718 feet of ascent. A...

As of today 6177 miles, 414,718 feet of ascent. A little more than half of my miles are trainer/Zwift. My outside rides are mainly in the hills. I will probably ride another 200 miles this year, all...
12-22-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Thomas15

This past summer, one year into riding bikes, I...

This past summer, one year into riding bikes, I rode 5 metric centuries and one 74 mile non-stop ride on a rail trail riding a MTB/hybrid bike. So gosh gee I personally think it's the Indian not the...
12-21-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,899
Posted By Thomas15

This is my first real year of riding. Early in...

This is my first real year of riding. Early in the year I didn't think much about mile or climbing goals I just rode. As the year progressed I became more in-tune with what I was doing.

When I add...
12-21-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,621
Posted By Thomas15

Harbor Freight sells several different metric hex...

Harbor Freight sells several different metric hex wrench sets which are, for the cost, decent. They also sell under the Pittsburgh label sets of metric combination wrenches, adjustable wrenches and...
12-19-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Thomas15

As spelger has said the window is large sometimes...

As spelger has said the window is large sometimes several days so don't let this stop you. If you use the companion app your workout program will show up on the home page with the titles of the...
12-19-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Thomas15

Yes. I firmly believe in setting goals. For me,...

Yes. I firmly believe in setting goals. For me, if I resolve to do something say every day, the first time I miss I generally quit. That is usually around January 3rd Ha Ha!

Anyway set the goal...
12-15-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Thomas15

VGain, trust me when I say that we want to help....

VGain, trust me when I say that we want to help. It's a bit difficult given that many of us are not in your country and even your city.

Anyway, there are people around you that ride bikes. It's...
12-15-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,335
Posted By Thomas15

That is simple, get on your bike and ride. And...

That is simple, get on your bike and ride. And ride and ride and ride.
12-14-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,335
Posted By Thomas15

Probably correct, all of their bux is spent on...

Probably correct, all of their bux is spent on horse feed and vet bills. If that old tractor breaks down no one eats for a week. Ask me how I know.
12-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,173
Posted By Thomas15

In 2019 i started riding semi-seriously. Do a few...

In 2019 i started riding semi-seriously. Do a few hundred miles then a metric century. It took me about 4 days for my hands to stop being numb after that ride. All through the winter 2019-2020 I had...
12-10-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,898
Posted By Thomas15

You might not know this but the cost of living in...

You might not know this but the cost of living in NYC is a bit high so whatever it is you do for a living unless it is counting your money full time is going to dictate that you work much and have...
12-09-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,922
Posted By Thomas15

Lets see a show of hands: How many have ridden...

Lets see a show of hands: How many have ridden all 8 of the bikes in the poll and and make an informed recommendation on which to buy to a person we do not know?
12-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Thomas15

^^^Very good idea. I wish I had done that when I...

^^^Very good idea. I wish I had done that when I started. I'm doing one now, "Build Me UP". This has a lot of interval workouts. Most weeks it has 4 days, some even 5 . I'm only doing 3 interval...
12-07-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Thomas15

[/h1]Yes Zwift will drain the iPhone battery, I...

[/h1]Yes Zwift will drain the iPhone battery, I keep mine plugged in also and I only use it (the phone) to run the companion app. I also use Apple music and sometimes Discord to talk to other...
12-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,007
Posted By Thomas15

If you are doing the Everest Challenge for the...

If you are doing the Everest Challenge for the Tron you get the TREK when you complete the first 29,000 (plus a few) feet. The spinner at the top of the Alpe awards a helmet or gloves or the Millies...
12-06-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By Thomas15

Time to start riding!

Time to start riding!
12-04-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By Thomas15

I ride for fitness so I really don't care what...

I ride for fitness so I really don't care what others do or what they ride. I have noticed and it is really hard not to notice, but on my local MUP which attracts a lot of beginners and people from...
12-03-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,034
Posted By Thomas15

The problem is if you have a hub that designed...

The problem is if you have a hub that designed for a freewheel you need a different hub to convert to a freehub. So doing that conversion on a budget means finding an old wheel with the kind of...
12-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,681
Posted By Thomas15

Lets give the seller a name...Gus. Gus buys...

Lets give the seller a name...Gus.

Gus buys a bunch of inventory from a bicycle shop that is going out of business. Problem is Gus doesn't know anything about bicycles so instead of looking at the...
12-01-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Thomas15

It is true that we as members of this forum we...

It is true that we as members of this forum we have squabbles and personal disagreements but the one thing we can all agree on is we cannot get enough bicycle riding. We all wish we did, were or...
12-01-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,925
Posted By Thomas15

Everyone knows that salt water is corrosive,...

Everyone knows that salt water is corrosive, promotes oxidation.

Anyone that uses a bicycle as his/her basic mode of exercise and lives in a retirement community next to the beach can afford to...
11-24-20, 07:48 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,971
Posted By Thomas15

I count trainer Zwift and outside miles,...

I count trainer Zwift and outside miles, yesterday hit 5500 for the year. Thrilled is the word, previous I don't think I ever in my life rode more than 1000 miles in a year. My goal was 4000 and I...
11-18-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,015
Posted By Thomas15

That makes three of us. I went through a...

That makes three of us.

I went through a period of time where I was trying to scheme a way to replace my trainer with a smart trainer. Back and forth back and forth reading everything I could find...
11-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,015
Posted By Thomas15

I just got a pair of Garmin Vortex 3 PMs and...

I just got a pair of Garmin Vortex 3 PMs and while I haven't compared them to the curve of the InRide, my unofficial comparison InRide to IRL with the Vectors is quite similar. I get on the Vectors...
11-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,961
Posted By Thomas15

You have your goal: 20 miles in 18 weeks from...

You have your goal: 20 miles in 18 weeks from now.

Set a few intermediate goals. Say 10 miles by New Years Day.

I think that if you do your part, you will achieve your 20 mile goal with ease by...
11-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,961
Posted By Thomas15

We have covered the real possibility that you...

We have covered the real possibility that you need to work on your fitness and there are a lot of tips on bike fit. I hope and actually believe you are taking most of that to heart. We just need to...
11-16-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,961
Posted By Thomas15

I agree with what seems to be the problem that...

I agree with what seems to be the problem that you need to achieve a degree of fitness.

I was off my bike for 25 years and got back on at age 60. 25 years ago I was riding 50-60 mile rides. My...
11-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,984
Posted By Thomas15

I wasn't convinced that there are a lot of new...

I wasn't convinced that there are a lot of new riders on my local MUP due to the increased numbers of people with shiny new machines exhibiting a lack of cycling skills and trail manors rather it is...
11-12-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,434
Posted By Thomas15

I have the same set up also purchased used. I...

I have the same set up also purchased used. I call it my "semi-smart" trainer.

Kudos for the 140 pounds of loss. Good luck with the knee.


Tomorrow, Nov. 13, 2020 is the 1 year anniversary of...
11-10-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By Thomas15

There are a bunch of ways to set up for Zwift. A...

There are a bunch of ways to set up for Zwift. A good resource is Zwiftinsider dot com. Lot's of information there including links for more information. You should really consider getting either a...
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