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04-10-17, 07:56 AM
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Posted By octaneTom

Local C race 30 minutes. First crit in 10 years...

Local C race 30 minutes. First crit in 10 years and only 3rd crit ever.

Sat 9th wheel for 30 minutes. Didn't do a great job from hiding from wind or moving up in the group when I had some...
04-04-17, 01:25 PM
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Views: 631,095
Posted By octaneTom

I discovered this online yesterday, then tried...

I discovered this online yesterday, then tried last night with success to allow the Kickr SNAP to use an external power meter for ERG mode:

The process
Using the Wahoo Companion App on your...
03-30-17, 08:29 AM
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Views: 357,594
Posted By octaneTom

I picked up a Bolt as I decided to finally...

I picked up a Bolt as I decided to finally upgrade my ancient 500. Really, really like it. Super adjustable screens that are easy to customize via the phone app, turn-by-turn directions, all kinds of...
03-09-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13,112
Views: 637,202
Posted By octaneTom

Mostly been lurking in here. 20 min FTP...

Mostly been lurking in here.

20 min FTP retest last night 195w in November, tested at 240w last night. Just want to thank everyone that's contributed to that Bike Forums Workout Recipe thread -...
01-03-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,237
Posted By octaneTom

hack, yes, they added workouts earlier this year....

hack, yes, they added workouts earlier this year. There's a pretty decent library of pre-created workouts and the Custom Workout creator is pretty easy to use as well, so you can create/tweak...
01-03-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,237
Posted By octaneTom

If anyone is interested, I've taken a bunch of...

If anyone is interested, I've taken a bunch of the workouts from the BikeForums Workout Recipe Book and converted them to Zwift Workout files (.zwo) as best I could using the software.

You can...
05-01-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By octaneTom

I have teammate who has rode w/ people that...

I have teammate who has rode w/ people that pre-rode the route and they told her they're running maxxis re-fuse 700x25s, FWIW.
05-01-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By octaneTom

I'll be there as well - my first time also. I'm...

I'll be there as well - my first time also. I'm planning on racing the 'cross bike - Salsa Las Cruces w/ 28-spoke Mavic Open Pros that I've got a pair of 28c Conti Grand Prix 4Seasons on. Only issue...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By octaneTom

11 1/2 mile (Catalpa if you're west of Main...

11 1/2 mile (Catalpa if you're west of Main Street in Royal oak, Gardenia once you're east of Main Street) is a good road to cycle on, especially going west. Going east, I've taken it to John R and...
04-21-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By octaneTom

These are nothing like Belgian ales. They are...

These are nothing like Belgian ales. They are Imperial Stouts - the alcohol content IS very high but they are very much distinctive as stouts and taste nothing like a Trippel or any other Belgian...
04-21-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By octaneTom

Race Report (also: BEER REPORT)

I guess I should write a report instead of just lurking in here if I really want to learn something.

This was my second race ever. 1st race report: hung in the pack, tried to break with 3 laps to...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 258,282
Posted By octaneTom

Yes! 4th day outside in a row. GO APRIL! ...

Yes! 4th day outside in a row. GO APRIL!

Snuck out at lunch time for a quick 23 miles with another dude here at the office. Rode, showered and back at my desk in just over 2 hours. LOVE living...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-07-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,523
Posted By octaneTom

I've been out about a half a dozen times - this...

I've been out about a half a dozen times - this Saturday most recently. Catalpa/Pierce/Cranbrook all seem fine. Pierce from 12 mile to 13 mile and Cranbrook are actually EXCELLENT after the repaving...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-06-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By octaneTom

How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in...

How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in the market for one - quit the gym and no longer have access to spinning classes.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-04-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By octaneTom

Thanks for the info Doug - better to know that...

Thanks for the info Doug - better to know that now than make the hour drive on Sunday. My fault for waiting too long. Have fun - see you out there next year.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-04-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By octaneTom

Cool Doug, I appreciate it.

Cool Doug, I appreciate it.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-03-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By octaneTom

So I just realized that I missed the registration...

So I just realized that I missed the registration deadline on this online registration was supposed to close last Friday (I was thinking this Friday for some reason...) but the Active.com link is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,606
Posted By octaneTom

I thought for sure this was going to be another...

I thought for sure this was going to be another Shimano/Campy poll.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,336
Posted By octaneTom

Here's a pic of my NX7: ...

Here's a pic of my NX7:

http://www.octanedesign.com/tom/blueNX7.jpg

I am supremely happy with this bike. The geometry is spot on for my long legs/long arms/shortish torso. Bike handles amazing,...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-23-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 258,282
Posted By octaneTom

9/23 yes - 43 hilly miles up and around Franklin,...

9/23 yes - 43 hilly miles up and around Franklin, Wabeek, West Bloomfield.

45 minutes into the ride I reached down to grab my front water bottle along Franklin. It wasn't there..."****, must have...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By octaneTom

Wow, thanks for the heads up - I've never heard...

Wow, thanks for the heads up - I've never heard of this. Definitely going to head up there one of these weekends. The thought of 60 smooth miles with little stopping sounds awesome.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-11-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By octaneTom

I headed out after work for a quick spin before...

I headed out after work for a quick spin before coming back into the office for some more good, clean fun (crazy deadlines right now.) Got caught in a brief downpour, but it cleared up after about 10...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-29-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 258,282
Posted By octaneTom

Sun/Mon/Tue yes! Work is finally not-so-crazy:...

Sun/Mon/Tue yes! Work is finally not-so-crazy: only MOSTLY crazy now.

Apparently, I didn't get the memo, but it's reseal your driveway week in West Bloomfield, MI. I swear, on my ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By octaneTom

routeslip.com bikely.com etc.

routeslip.com
bikely.com
etc.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-21-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,152
Posted By octaneTom

Yeah, I missed my mark by about 20 minutes (damn...

Yeah, I missed my mark by about 20 minutes (damn clients!) but got in 30 somewhat hilly miles in seriously overcast skies that thankfully never opened up. What a great ride.
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