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Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By guachi

I own a Kickr Core which does not come with a...

I own a Kickr Core which does not come with a cassette. Originally I bought a second 11-speed cassette identical to the one on my Domane, 11-34.

Then my wife really got into riding and I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By guachi

It's fairly flat on most of my rides in Augusta,...

It's fairly flat on most of my rides in Augusta, GA and I tend not the pedal on the short descents as it gives me a chance to recover for a few seconds and lift my butt out of the saddle.

About...
10-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By guachi

After riding with a smart trainer with a power...

After riding with a smart trainer with a power meter I had to get one for my bike. Calorie estimates, for me, from a HR monitor are always ludicrously high. If I used the calories from my HR monitor...
10-23-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By guachi

If you have an itch for a smart trainer then...

If you have an itch for a smart trainer then Wahoo will likely have a sale around Black Friday. I think they do (or did) two sales a year. I picked up mine over the other sale period around Memorial...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By guachi

Assiomas were the pedals the Youtuber (Shane...

Assiomas were the pedals the Youtuber (Shane Miller) compared with the Kickr.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By guachi

My limited understanding is that since lactate...

My limited understanding is that since lactate gets recycled that by pedaling you use the excess lactate but your power output is low enough not to create more excess lactate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By guachi

I've read some reviews by websites that have...

I've read some reviews by websites that have tested both smart trainer power meters and bike-based power meters to ensure accuracy and I've never seen them that far apart except in short bursts. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,112
Posted By guachi

Scariest thing? Seeing the cost of my wife's...

Scariest thing?

Seeing the cost of my wife's e-bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By guachi

I'm a PC enthusiast. Compared to PC component...

I'm a PC enthusiast. Compared to PC component reviews bike review websites and YouTube channels are garbage.
10-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By guachi

My wife has two Verve 2 bikes. One is an ebike...

My wife has two Verve 2 bikes. One is an ebike she rides around with me. The other sits permanently attached to the smart trainer. Doesn't matter if your bike is heavy and not aerodynamic when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By guachi

Product description says "SRAM Force AXS Power...

Product description says "SRAM Force AXS Power Meter". So it could be anyone and rebranded as SRAM, for all I know. It doesn't mention if it's double- or single-sided.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By guachi

I was just about to post an almost identical...

I was just about to post an almost identical question about the differences between eTap AXS and Ultegra Di2.

The bike I'm looking at has otherwise identical models with the drivetrain bring the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,882
Posted By guachi

The LBS nearest to me sells Treks and it's where...

The LBS nearest to me sells Treks and it's where I bought my bike in 2019. I haven't been there since April when my wife bought her e-bike. We went back a few days ago because a screw had worked...
09-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,171
Posted By guachi

Wife and I used a Kuat NV 2.0 two-bike rack for...

Wife and I used a Kuat NV 2.0 two-bike rack for the first time this past weekend and it worked well.

Bikes mounted easily and securely enough. The rack wasn't cheap but it definitely worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By guachi

The few long rides I've done I packed fig newtons...

The few long rides I've done I packed fig newtons in my jersey. Easy portion control.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,537
Posted By guachi

I have a left side 4iiis power meter on a 105...

I have a left side 4iiis power meter on a 105 crank arm. My bike came with 105 parts and now I have an extra crank arm.

If it fit on a bike with Claris parts I would put it on the bike. It might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By guachi

Having done only a few Zwift races I can...

Having done only a few Zwift races I can absolutely agree with all of these. I was in the lead pack in a B group race on my favorite course and didn't push over the top of a hill (the only real hill)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By guachi

I think any price above $15 would have a very low...

I think any price above $15 would have a very low take rate.

The additional features offered would have to be really good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,534
Posted By guachi

My FTP last time I checked was 289 and I'd be...

My FTP last time I checked was 289 and I'd be able to comfortably do 170 Watts for 6.5 hours of riding. My back would give out, but my legs would be fine

So... do an FTP test and I wouldn't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By guachi

This is exactly what I do. My HRM vastly...

This is exactly what I do. My HRM vastly overestimates my calorie usage by 30-50%.

On the other hand, the HRM is great at measuring how hard my rides feel. The other major benefit is my max heart...
04-26-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By guachi

You've already gotten good advice but if I had to...

You've already gotten good advice but if I had to limit it to five, not including a helmet, it would be:
1) extra tube(s), pump, basic tools
2) water bottle cage(s) and water bottle(s)
3) heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By guachi

I own a 2019 Domane SL5 and I love it. The 105 is...

I own a 2019 Domane SL5 and I love it. The 105 is a great group set. I like the the SL5 comes with 32mm tires. The isospeed is no joke. A very comfortable bike.
04-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By guachi

I love GCN. Watch it a lot. I've also...

I love GCN. Watch it a lot.

I've also recently (like, yesterday) subscribed to Shane Miller, who appears to post videos mainly about Zwift, which is fine as most of my riding is on Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By guachi

If you have Zwift, why not do a 20-minute FTP...

If you have Zwift, why not do a 20-minute FTP test?
03-08-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,500
Posted By guachi

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/627x669/1980_schwinn_phantom_scrambler_cb6d873b3bb68808b4f10fb07f4039ee376654f6.jpg

Had to use the internet to find it but it was a 1980...
03-03-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,693
Posted By guachi

​​​​​​ I also did the March Fondo - Medio at...

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I also did the March Fondo - Medio at noon Eastern. I started strong but faded because I was fatigued. The one benefit of finishing mid pack, 120 of 257, is that no one near my results looked...
02-28-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,725
Posted By guachi

When you are too poor to own a car and public...

When you are too poor to own a car and public transportation is non existent then there really isn't such a thing as too harsh or impossible. If I could walk in it, I'd get there faster by riding in...
02-28-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,203
Posted By guachi

190 Watts and 5,200 calories don't line up....

190 Watts and 5,200 calories don't line up. 1,000+ calories per hour is about 300 Watts.
02-26-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,848
Posted By guachi

1. Flat tires. And #2...

1. Flat tires. And #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) isn't even close.
2. Barrel adjustment for shifters (is that really a repair, though?)
3. Chain...
02-25-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,544
Posted By guachi

Sometime beat me to it but an endurance bike with...

Sometime beat me to it but an endurance bike with larger tire clearance like the new 2020 Trek Domane.
02-24-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By guachi

As stated above, Delta won't charge you more for...

As stated above, Delta won't charge you more for a bike if it meets their requirements - not over 50 lbs. and the packaging doesn't exceed 115 linear inches.

Don't even need a release form if the...
02-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,725
Posted By guachi

I grew up in Montana and I loved it so much I'd...

I grew up in Montana and I loved it so much I'd put up with the cold weather to live there again.
02-22-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By guachi

It depends on how much you really like your bike...

It depends on how much you really like your bike and how much it'll cost for the transportation of the bike. Many airlines now no longer charge extra baggage fees (just the normal fee) if the packed...
02-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,375
Posted By guachi

I won't buy a bike if the manufacturer can't give...

I won't buy a bike if the manufacturer can't give me a weight. I bought a Domane and Trek doesn't hide that the bike is a bit of a porker. But at least they gave me that information.
02-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 554,582
Posted By guachi

IIRC, the H series has little knobs on the tires,...

IIRC, the H series has little knobs on the tires, the AW is slicker (All-Weather) and the R series (Road) is perfectly smooth for road use.
02-06-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,069
Posted By guachi

I have last year's Domane SL5 and really like it....

I have last year's Domane SL5 and really like it. With the 2020 changes adding greater tire clearance I'm actually not sure on what the major differences are now. If you are leaning more road with...
02-06-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,604
Posted By guachi

I would commute, and did commute years ago, on a...

I would commute, and did commute years ago, on a hybrid. I second the recommendation of a Trek FX similar. It's unlikely you'll be riding quickly, even if you're in good shape, as you'll probably not...
12-28-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By guachi

From my wife I received a pair of Park Tool tire...

From my wife I received a pair of Park Tool tire levers, an extra tube, a CO2 cartridge, and two pairs of socks. I also received (or will receive as it hasn't arrived yet) a new bicycle jersey and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,747
Posted By guachi

I won't go less than 32mm on my tires on paved...

I won't go less than 32mm on my tires on paved roads.
12-01-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,490
Posted By guachi

The 2020 Domane allows for much wider tires than...

The 2020 Domane allows for much wider tires than earlier models. It would be wide enough for me, but I would never ride any really rough gravel roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,074
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 SL5: and I quite like it. The iso...

I have a 2019 SL5: and I quite like it. The iso speed works and I like that it came with 32 mm tires stock. The 2020 version can handle even larger tires.

It wasn't a cheap bike but I also feel...
11-24-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,036
Posted By guachi

Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win....

Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win.

I've been aerobically fit my entire life. Was a good hurdler in junior high and high school.

I'm 45 now and in the best shape aerobically I've...
11-09-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,658
Posted By guachi

Zwift Ramp Test I've only ever done the 20-minute...

Zwift Ramp Test I've only ever done the 20-minute version of the FTP test. It's probably worthwhile doing both types of tests but I prefer the sustained output of the 20-minute test as I'm more...
11-09-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,898
Posted By guachi

I thought the other reasons you mentioned would...

I thought the other reasons you mentioned would be more important to me but after actually buying my trainer the above reason was far and away the best benefit. There is no way I'd be in remotely as...
11-09-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,580
Posted By guachi

The video was cute. The best part was actually...

The video was cute. The best part was actually during the ad at the end where he says he uses the sponsor VPN to be virtually in London while he rides Zwift virtually in London.
11-03-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By guachi

I bought a Kickr Core over a Memorial Day sale at...

I bought a Kickr Core over a Memorial Day sale at 20% off (and they'll be 20% off again over Black Friday).

It was definitely worth the expenditure for the reasons WhyFi stated above.
10-22-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,709
Posted By guachi

Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf...

Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf parts. Little differentiation other than support and dealer network.
10-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,822
Posted By guachi

Lynx came out the year before. It was my first...

Lynx came out the year before. It was my first web browser, though it was entirely text based. I can't imagine anyone used it to order anything online.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,694
Posted By guachi

I have a Kickr Core. The things it doesn't have...

I have a Kickr Core. The things it doesn't have over a Kickr are not things I cared about. It doesn't have a cadence sensor, but I just bought one that I can use *off* the trainer. Ends up being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,695
Posted By guachi

I'm 45 and had a reasonable engine (240 W FTP)...

I'm 45 and had a reasonable engine (240 W FTP) from riding on a stationary bike but I was too heavy (about 215) this April. In May I bought a Domane SL5 for around $2500. But, like others said, take...
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