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05-16-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By atwl77

I can't help you with most of the stuff you...

I can't help you with most of the stuff you mention since I don't have and use them, but as a general note, Samsung has updated the power management behavior on their phones recently and the new...
05-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By atwl77

The problem with mobile app development is that...

The problem with mobile app development is that things rapidly change, and something that used to work flawlessly can suddenly break due to a change in security protocol, or even some routine update,...
05-16-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By atwl77

That's also what happens when you don't use a...

That's also what happens when you don't use a torque wrench and observe the recommended maximum.
05-15-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By atwl77

Might be useful to check if your phone is doing...

Might be useful to check if your phone is doing any sort of aggressive power management, or if the location permissions are setup properly (e.g. to allow RWGPS location access all the time, not just...
05-14-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,565
Posted By atwl77

I think the "freedom of movement" thing might be...

I think the "freedom of movement" thing might be debatable as mainly a comfort vs training thing, because the training platform that I use (The Sufferfest) tends to emphasize stillness to the upper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By atwl77

Apologies for the crappy MS Paint art... but it's...

Apologies for the crappy MS Paint art... but it's really not that different, once you wrap your mind around it:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By atwl77

Basically, imagine you have a regular full length...

Basically, imagine you have a regular full length saddle with a central cutout or relief channel. Chop off the front half of the saddle, and you'll arrive at something like the above. Why? To get...
04-25-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,565
Posted By atwl77

This sounds more like a motivation issue than a...

This sounds more like a motivation issue than a training benefit issue to me. Yeah I get that one can feel less enthused about getting to the top of a virtual hill in your home without actually going...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,520
Posted By atwl77

I don't have dynamo power, so yeah my main...

I don't have dynamo power, so yeah my main preferred tail light is battery-powered. Specifically, the Cateye Reflex Auto (https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD570-R/). I also carry...
04-22-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,429
Posted By atwl77

As long as it isn't "beep! beep!"

As long as it isn't "beep! beep!"
04-22-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By atwl77

I don't know which calculator billridesbikes...

I don't know which calculator billridesbikes used, but this one that I checked produces similar trends: Cycling Wattage Calculator (omnicalculator.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By atwl77

Rode an easy 100km today (Sunday) with a local...

Rode an easy 100km today (Sunday) with a local group. Sort of a recovery/base ride for me, after a somewhat gruelling 300k audax last weekend. We went through the city centre in the morning, up an...
04-15-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By atwl77

This continues to prove that lightweight riders...

This continues to prove that lightweight riders get the short end of the stick when it comes to Zwift's W/kg grouping.
04-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By atwl77

I think if you've just started using Garmin to...

I think if you've just started using Garmin to track your performance this way, the first couple of weeks might not be reliable as it needs more data to build up a more reliable history. Once things...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,497
Posted By atwl77

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while...

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while since my last brevet, so I wasn't entirely fit for this. The most riding I've done since my last 200k in January, were short 100-120km rides on weekends...
04-01-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By atwl77

Sadly, they took my sweet ride away when I joined...

Sadly, they took my sweet ride away when I joined the Tour of Watopia ride :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By atwl77

This Saturday was a bust. I spent Friday night...

This Saturday was a bust. I spent Friday night binging a Netflix show that wasn't really that great anyway, so screwed up the morning plan. So instead, in the afternoon I logged onto Zwift and tried...
03-28-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,797
Posted By atwl77

I wear a helmet with clear visor, so I can wear...

I wear a helmet with clear visor, so I can wear my regular glasses (which is transition with progressive lenses) all the time regardless of whether I'm on or off the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By atwl77

I notice the seat post goes over the down tube...

I notice the seat post goes over the down tube instead of the normal other way around. Not sure what the advantages of this method are, but if something breaks there seems like you're more likely to...
03-25-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By atwl77

It's standard ops for any multiplayer online game...

It's standard ops for any multiplayer online game to check and update the client before it attempts to connect to the server. You don't want mismatching clients mingling with each other on the...
03-23-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By atwl77

Interesting. So from what I understand (and...

Interesting. So from what I understand (and correct me if I'm wrong), it'll tell you how "aero" you are so that you can make adjustments (head down, shoulders closer, etc) and watch the "aero" stats...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By atwl77

Last Saturday I went all-out on one of my usual...

Last Saturday I went all-out on one of my usual short 20-ish km routes as a sort of fitness test. Averaged 32.2km/h and felt like I was getting slower - in 2019 I semi-regularly used to do 34km/h...
03-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By atwl77

Looks similar to the Montague folding bikes.

Looks similar to the Montague folding bikes.
03-18-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By atwl77

Sure, but it doesn't change the fact that if one...

Sure, but it doesn't change the fact that if one has limited time to train, one's just gotta make the best out of the situation. Nothing bad about accumulating every little bit of daily TSS, as long...
03-18-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By atwl77

Well yes I am training to target TSS, because it...

Well yes I am training to target TSS, because it represents load or what was mentioned upthread, "ability to handle bigger rides". Maybe the kind of stuff you do prefers a different sort of training...
03-18-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By atwl77

Well, ERG mode is very convenient. No need to...

Well, ERG mode is very convenient. No need to think, just pedal and the system takes care of the rest.
It's strict - you can't sneak in a break. If it wants you to do 300W, you do 300W.

And yeah,...
03-18-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,207
Posted By atwl77

In my opinion, a cycling-specific backpack would...

In my opinion, a cycling-specific backpack would need to be:

- waterproof, but not using a rolltop, because rolltops are annoying to get into, but possibly a large enough flap to protect the...
03-18-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By atwl77

That might be relatable for outdoor riding, or...

That might be relatable for outdoor riding, or freeform indoor training... but with most interval training apps done in ERG mode, the standard approach is
i) do FTP test (or whatever fancy fitness...
03-15-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By atwl77

Usually I start by estimating the average power I...

Usually I start by estimating the average power I want to ride at (e.g. Z2 endurance, Z3 tempo, etc). That'll give me a rough/estimate IF.

Then based on the effort, I make a rough guess on the...
03-15-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,533
Posted By atwl77

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz...

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz headphones.

Or maybe that (arguably fugly) Bose Tempo glasses.
03-12-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By atwl77

While it is mostly good advice, but I think pay a...

While it is mostly good advice, but I think pay a bit more attention to what you get instead of just the cheapest generic brand action camera on Amazon. Is the stabilization good? How is the audio?...
03-09-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By atwl77

Lol so considering action cams and gimbals as two...

Lol so considering action cams and gimbals as two separate things is now "ignorant". Sure, whatever. You live in your little corner of the world and I'll be in mine :lol:
03-09-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By atwl77

Again, a gimbal is a separate thing and not...

Again, a gimbal is a separate thing and not directly related to action cameras.

The closest thing that I might consider an action camera gimbal is the GoPro Karma Grip, but it's an add-on...
03-08-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By atwl77

"best stabilisation tech in the action camera...

"best stabilisation tech in the action camera market"
03-08-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,172
Posted By atwl77

An important thing to note, on any Garmin, is...

An important thing to note, on any Garmin, is that the fastest way to run down the battery is to have the map screen (or any other full screen graphical display, if you are using custom apps/widgets)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By atwl77

Finally with some relaxed lockdown rules, I got...

Finally with some relaxed lockdown rules, I got to go out on a proper ride yesterday. Went up a local infamous climb to the Jugra lighthouse - it's just approx 1km distance but slightly over 100+ m...
03-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By atwl77

Echoing what others have mentioned, GoPro is the...

Echoing what others have mentioned, GoPro is the way to go - the models with Hypersmooth tech (models 7 and up) offer the best stabilisation tech in the action camera market to smoothen out the...
03-03-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By atwl77

I personally do not feel like ramp tests are...

I personally do not feel like ramp tests are accurate. A part of it is because there's the (contribution/dilution?) anaerobic power as mentioned by another poster above, but also due to the fact that...
03-02-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By atwl77

Ouch. Seeing all that red and orange hurts. I...

Ouch. Seeing all that red and orange hurts. I myself have never done a time trial because I'm a lightweight C rider - so that's not going to get me anywhere.
02-27-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By atwl77

Yep, the Tacx Neo can work without power. There...

Yep, the Tacx Neo can work without power. There have been times I forgot to plug it in and never noticed, lol!

But the device that runs the trainer software still needs power - so phone or tablet,...
02-27-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By atwl77

Weather changes and day/night cycles help break...

Weather changes and day/night cycles help break the monotony of seeing the same environment over and over again. It is a very common effect in any game or simulation with a 3d environment, and a...
02-27-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By atwl77

I've always wanted to own a Chinarello Dogpoo,...

I've always wanted to own a Chinarello Dogpoo, just for ***** n giggles... if I ever see such a thing in any local store.
Replies: 13
Views: 2,497
Posted By atwl77

Unsurprisingly, it's been moved to June. That's...

Unsurprisingly, it's been moved to June. That's in the middle of my country's planned vaccination period, so it still feels a bit early, but apparently plans are already put to motion including...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By atwl77

I've worn a 2xu tri-suit for a 200km audax...

I've worn a 2xu tri-suit for a 200km audax before. While there are arguably aero benefits to it, but some downsides as well:

1) most tri-suits have no, or very small, back pockets which don't hold...
02-22-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By atwl77

I tried last year and DNF after 5 repeats on Alpe...

I tried last year and DNF after 5 repeats on Alpe du Zwift. I was going by vEveresting rules, so 100% trainer difficulty and no sleep during the attempt. Unfortunately I started too early in the...
02-22-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,469
Posted By atwl77

No, but I think they can be too clean to ride....

No, but I think they can be too clean to ride. Especially if I have just washed my bike this evening, and then it rains the next morning, lol. :innocent:
02-21-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,122
Posted By atwl77

Most compacts can be operated one-handed - their...

Most compacts can be operated one-handed - their controls are typically arranged on the right side of the camera so if you're a right-hander, all it takes is familiarity with the model you buy. Just...
02-21-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By atwl77

I don't know much about velodrome cycling other...

I don't know much about velodrome cycling other than the occasional keirin or team pursuit that I see on YouTube... but wow that angle looks scary steep compared to the usual higher up views I've...
02-20-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,122
Posted By atwl77

I've seen some people use this before. Takes some...

I've seen some people use this before. Takes some experience and guesswork to aim the thing and get the picture you want. On the other hand, it draws a lot of attention from those who've never seen...
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