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Posted By atwl77

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they...

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they really picked a challenging route for this brevet.

Even before the ride began, it was quite a logistical challenge. The most glaring obstacle was in...
09-19-22, 10:32 AM
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Posted By atwl77

My personal experience riding audax in the dark -...

My personal experience riding audax in the dark - 200 lumens is the bare minimum to see where you're going at reasonable speeds (e.g. 25-30kph), 800+ to overcome the glare from oncoming car...
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Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring...

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring buddies were suffering in the UK, I did another 400k over the weekend. This was more of a big experiment/testing phase to try new things and hoping to...
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Posted By atwl77

Honestly I don't know much on this subject, but...

Honestly I don't know much on this subject, but for what it's worth, I primarily use Sunplay Sport SPF120, this comes in a liquid form rather than thick lotion/gel and they also come in very small...
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Posted By atwl77

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the...

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the toughest BRM600 in my country, and aptly named The Big Hills Challenge 3.0 which is sort of an annual event. This year's route is practically similar to...
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Posted By atwl77

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend....

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend. Weather has been quite wet the preceding week, with heavy monsoon rain throughout the weekday, so I was preparing for a wet ride. Got trolled by the...
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Posted By atwl77

Another blistering hot month over here, and...

Another blistering hot month over here, and another 200k completed.

I took a very long break after I DNF'd my 1300k in March and am still slowly rebuilding my fitness, so I wasn't very ready for...
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Posted By atwl77

You make a good point about choosing when to eat....

You make a good point about choosing when to eat. Thinking back, in previous rides I started at an earlier time (typically 4-5am), rode all the way to the first checkpoint (typically around 90km) and...
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Posted By atwl77

My friends in Penang do the round-the-island ride...

My friends in Penang do the round-the-island ride often (heck, I think that's the only long distance route you can do on that island, either clockwise or anticlockwise). The heat can get pretty...
02-24-22, 09:41 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Good for you to be able to tune the cheaters out...

Good for you to be able to tune the cheaters out like that, but I think that for a lot of other people, it's a pretty normal feeling to have disdain for cheaters - especially if it's them against the...
01-17-22, 09:56 PM
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Posted By atwl77

This sort of power comparison comes frequently. A...

This sort of power comparison comes frequently. A very simple rule of thumb (which also applies in real life), is that:

- when two riders are riding at the same power (W), the lighter one is...
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Posted By atwl77

Every January is my audax club's annual Pink...

Every January is my audax club's annual Pink Ride, a special BRM200 that's usually designed to be newbie-friendly, and ladies get to register for free. However, the route has been becoming a bit less...
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Posted By atwl77

My local audax club uses RideWithGPS which...

My local audax club uses RideWithGPS which auto-generates the cue sheet as well. Then just manually add points for the controls (and maybe tweak the description of some of the entries) and it's done....
01-03-22, 10:54 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Got this from a photography tweet, not sure if...

Got this from a photography tweet, not sure if there's a cycling equivalent yet so...
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Posted By atwl77

Completed what has to be the most insane 400k I...

Completed what has to be the most insane 400k I have ever ridden over a weekend of continuous rain. Even without the rain, the ride itself was already a relatively challenging route with three climbs...
12-09-21, 06:54 AM
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Posted By atwl77

The unlock codes are for special jerseys, you...

The unlock codes are for special jerseys, you won't see them in your garage unless you know the specific code to enter.
12-08-21, 06:39 AM
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Posted By atwl77

At the main menu where you select the world to...

At the main menu where you select the world to ride in, at the bottom there's a list of riders you can join (under "Join another Zwiftter?"). In certain worlds (Watopia and Makuri Island) you'll also...
11-25-21, 10:29 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Yeah, I think there can be in-betweens for all...

Yeah, I think there can be in-betweens for all the categories. For me, D is a recovery ride (often too much of a recovery, I can significantly overshoot on climbs and lose the drop multiplier without...
11-23-21, 10:41 PM
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Posted By atwl77

I tried Neokyo last night - their longest 24k...

I tried Neokyo last night - their longest 24k route. Very twisty, some of the paths and landmarks don't seem logical like riding on rooftops that are sometimes open top unprotected "parks" and...
11-21-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By atwl77

One thing I don't like about following pace...

One thing I don't like about following pace partners is that if you're a lightweight and are well below the pace partner's designated weight, you're going to be at a disadvantage on the downhill....
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Posted By atwl77

I completed a 300k over the weekend. The original...

I completed a 300k over the weekend. The original route was supposed to feature a steep hill near the halfway mark but a recent landslide forced the organizers to change the route to a tamer,...
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Posted By atwl77

So my Audax club has published their full year...

So my Audax club has published their full year calendar and they're assuming things are going to go back to normal with tighter procedures moving forward - stuff like only allowing fully-vaccinated...
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Posted By atwl77

2022 Randonnees

I notice no one has started the 2022 thread yet, so I'll get this one started. Let's talk about the new 2022 season, our plans, ride reports and other relevant stuff here.
11-07-21, 08:32 PM
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Posted By atwl77

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11-07-21, 03:46 AM
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Posted By atwl77

I primarily use Wahoo SYSTM formerly known as The...

I primarily use Wahoo SYSTM formerly known as The Sufferfest, but even so it can get boring after a while so I shake things up with Zwift. For the social aspect (group rides, events and stuff), Zwift...
11-01-21, 07:26 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Check out the Rode Wireless Go 2...

Check out the Rode Wireless Go 2 (https://rode.com/microphones/wireless/wirelessgoii). Might be what you're looking for, but do note one very important caveat that this particular product requires...
10-22-21, 07:51 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Here's the exact line again that I quoted, for...

Here's the exact line again that I quoted, for context:
"I also don't really understand the aversion to connecting to the phone for initial set-up like with the wahoos"

He's wondering about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 07:37 AM
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Posted By atwl77

I think this would depend on the specific set of...

I think this would depend on the specific set of aerobars - or to be more precise, how much adjustment the specific model provides. I use the Profile Design Sonic Ergo 35a, where the pads have some...
10-22-21, 07:15 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Garmins can be setup, and used, without needing...

Garmins can be setup, and used, without needing to connect to the Internet or to pair with a smartphone. All their general functions work, including tracking your location, speed, pairing with...
10-22-21, 07:09 AM
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Posted By atwl77

1. My response was to that specific quote from...

1. My response was to that specific quote from kingston, not sure how you thought I was talking about Garmins or about getting updates and firmwares and maps.
2. Activation != registration.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 05:06 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Uh... longer aerobars are used by ultracyclists...

Uh... longer aerobars are used by ultracyclists regularly for comfort. Depending on the way they are setup, they can be optimized for aero, for comfort, or any level of compromise between the two.
10-22-21, 02:34 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Most (all?) DJI products have it - their drones,...

Most (all?) DJI products have it - their drones, gimbals, action cameras. The drones I understand, there are laws requiring a drone be registered to the owner, when and where they can be flown, etc...
10-21-21, 10:11 PM
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Posted By atwl77

My beef with things like this, is that it is a...

My beef with things like this, is that it is a form of "online hardware activation", which is a concept that I am against in principle. I understand that for certain devices there needs to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 09:33 PM
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Posted By atwl77

I didn't see any mention of length, but at a...

I didn't see any mention of length, but at a glance they look very short, possibly designed for ITU draft legal specifications. Those arm pads don't look very comfortable either.

Unless you're...
10-12-21, 01:53 AM
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Posted By atwl77

I realize no one has directly answered the OP's...

I realize no one has directly answered the OP's question yet and while I can't give the exact answer that the OP needs, but for what it's worth:

If my understanding is wrong - can you guys please...
10-06-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By atwl77

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex...

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex as you're coming up to the turn, then as you approach the apex, eyes towards the exit? This allows you to look ahead and be better prepared to handle...
09-29-21, 08:41 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Just tried it. It's a new app to download and...

Just tried it. It's a new app to download and install - which they did not get right the first time, installer stopped with a cryptic error. Turns out I have to run the installer as Administrator in...
09-22-21, 03:13 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Do you have a case for it? If not, get something...

Do you have a case for it? If not, get something like a silicone grip case, or maybe one of those "tough" phone cases from OtterBox, UAG, etc that also doubles as impact protection.
09-21-21, 05:18 AM
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Views: 3,357
Posted By atwl77

I think the risk of having a phone fall out of a...

I think the risk of having a phone fall out of a jersey pocket is going to heavily depend on its size (e.g. snug fit or loose fit), as well as how bumpy the ride is. I keep my phone in a Rapha large...
09-17-21, 01:30 AM
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Posted By atwl77

My 1030's backlight stays on while plugged in, so...

My 1030's backlight stays on while plugged in, so part of my charging strategy during long events is to let it run on battery during the day and charge at night. I use a 10,000mAh power bank that's...
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Posted By atwl77

Nice! There was also a 200k ride but I didn't...

Nice! There was also a 200k ride but I didn't participate because this weekend was my first time outdoors for ages, didn't feel like it was a good idea to suddenly do 200k from out of nowhere....
08-25-21, 09:23 PM
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Posted By atwl77

My indoor workouts don't have speed, only power...

My indoor workouts don't have speed, only power and HR.
08-24-21, 10:54 PM
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Views: 4,214
Posted By atwl77

While I don't know the formula they use, but I do...

While I don't know the formula they use, but I do know that it is related to heart rate and power. This is because if I'm doing an interval at at low cadence (i.e. lower heart rate), it'll give me a...
08-24-21, 05:09 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Youtube?

Youtube?
07-03-21, 10:11 PM
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Posted By atwl77

The only sounds from Zwift are the environmental...

The only sounds from Zwift are the environmental and road sounds for immersion purposes, and the annoying ding! sounds when someone gets a kudos. And the various sounds that players can trigger (e.g....
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Posted By atwl77

Also bear in mind the shift in weight...

Also bear in mind the shift in weight distribution when riding slower. Less pedal pressure means more weight on the saddle. If you're already starting to feel some discomfort in 4 hours on a fast...
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Posted By atwl77

You get used to it. Compared to a pair of water...

You get used to it. Compared to a pair of water bottles mounted in near-vertical orientation behind the saddle, an oversized saddle bag is nothing.
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Posted By atwl77

I'm still stuck at home due to stricter lockdown...

I'm still stuck at home due to stricter lockdown measures from recent spikes from a couple of weeks ago, and the 1300k that was supposed to happen yesterday, is unsurprisingly postponed to some...
06-15-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Ouch, that sounds like a nasty experience. Glad...

Ouch, that sounds like a nasty experience. Glad you've recovered. Good luck in your next attempt!
06-14-21, 08:53 PM
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Views: 4,261
Posted By atwl77

The main problem with going without socks is...

The main problem with going without socks is chafing and blisters. Make sure your shoes are comfortable enough to not have that problem.
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