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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By trainsktg

I have a pair of Giro Republics I’ve been wearing...

I have a pair of Giro Republics I’ve been wearing about two years now for everything including in the rain and on the trainer. I’ve been through a pair of laces or two in that time but the shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By trainsktg

My main ride is a 2014 TCR with 105 and and an...

My main ride is a 2014 TCR with 105 and and an upgrade set of DuraAce C40 rim brake wheels. I also have a gravel bike with discs (because I wanted to try a bike with discs) and a ‘race bike’ with...
05-12-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By trainsktg

Imagine the possibilities when a bikejorers gets...

Imagine the possibilities when a bikejorers gets chased by dogs.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By trainsktg

Good movie. Well edited. Those guys back then...

Good movie. Well edited. Those guys back then were the real Hardmen.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By trainsktg

I got a 2014 Defy 5 as my first road bike. I now...

I got a 2014 Defy 5 as my first road bike. I now have a Giant TCR and a Giant Revolt that also see regular use; picked because of the positive experience that I had with the Defy. The original 8sp...
12-30-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,467
Posted By trainsktg

I'm running a 46/32, 11/42 with Roadlink on my...

I'm running a 46/32, 11/42 with Roadlink on my Revolt, down from the originally equipped 48/32, 11/34. No issues with the new setup. The only time I have really needed that extra gearing is on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,149
Posted By trainsktg

I have it on my Revolt ‘gravel bike’. It fits the...

I have it on my Revolt ‘gravel bike’. It fits the ‘industrial’ look of the Revolt, but I do not think I would want it on my TCR.

Keith
06-13-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,970
Posted By trainsktg

Looks like a revamped Giant Revolt, minus the...

Looks like a revamped Giant Revolt, minus the angled chainstays.

Keith
06-10-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By trainsktg

I run them on all of my bikes. I have three...

I run them on all of my bikes. I have three different sets including originals and Candy 3s. The Candy's were given to me to try out when I first considered going clipless, but I prefer the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By trainsktg

Also possibly Craigslist? I picked up an...

Also possibly Craigslist? I picked up an excellent condition aluminum 2008 Cervelo P2 two summers ago for $500, then later a pair of 10sp HED trispokes for $300.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,587
Posted By trainsktg

Excellent news. Keith

Excellent news.

Keith
05-19-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By trainsktg

I've found that any light in the 600-800 lumen...

I've found that any light in the 600-800 lumen range to be effective for cruising at 15-20mph on decent paved roads, but I tended to outrun that if I was bombing down a hill above 40mph.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,587
Posted By trainsktg

Hey, just got back. To answer your earlier...

Hey, just got back. To answer your earlier question about a new chain, yes I needed one. Good luck :).

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 03:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,587
Posted By trainsktg

I put a roadlink and an 11-40 11sp on my TCR last...

I put a roadlink and an 11-40 11sp on my TCR last summer (needed at my weight for any sustained climbs when the grades get >10%). Its the only bike I've done this to, and its been working just fine....
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,724
Posted By trainsktg

First day in Reno a few years back, I saw a guy...

First day in Reno a few years back, I saw a guy OCing a large 1911 style handgun on his hip in the Fernley Walmart. He was shopping with his family. No one batted an eye.

Keith
Forum: Triathlon
03-18-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By trainsktg

The Profile Design Century seems to get pretty...

The Profile Design Century seems to get pretty good reviews, and is their lowest priced model. I just picked up the 'upgraded' version of it, the Airstryke, for $25 off Craigslist, and can confirm it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By trainsktg

Revelate Viscacha or Pika. Expands from 6-to-14...

Revelate Viscacha or Pika. Expands from 6-to-14 liters and 6-to-12 liters respectively.

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/seat-bags/Viscacha

Keith
02-26-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By trainsktg

I use my TT bike as my trainer bike, as it is...

I use my TT bike as my trainer bike, as it is currently the one that gets used least in the real world. I havent noticed this being a detriment when I am on my regular road bikes outside.

Keith
02-26-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By trainsktg

I would look at their FAQs or email them and ask,...

I would look at their FAQs or email them and ask, but I believe worst case you could control your trainer resistance with one device and run Fulgaz with another, and the video would speed up and slow...
02-25-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By trainsktg

I used it semi-regularly for about a year as a...

I used it semi-regularly for about a year as a substitute for inclement weather rides. It has a good selection of high quality videos and the nice thing is you can select flat, hilly, or mountainous...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By trainsktg

El Paso - Did the Transmountain Drive last...

El Paso - Did the Transmountain Drive last winter...a nice little climb. Overall, the bike infrastructure seems hit or miss, better in the newer areas.

Tucson - Did Mt. Lemmon a few days later....
01-31-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,805
Posted By trainsktg

https://zwiftinsider.com/congrats-zwifter-matt-hay...

https://zwiftinsider.com/congrats-zwifter-matt-hayman-paris-roubaix-victory/

Keith
01-24-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,805
Posted By trainsktg

I achieved my three best 20-minute powers in the...

I achieved my three best 20-minute powers in the three Zwift races I've participated in.

Keith
01-18-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,805
Posted By trainsktg

So I've read that being at your most fit is also...

So I've read that being at your most fit is also right at the edge of overtraining. Late Dec, after completing the FTP Builder, FTP Booster and just starting TrainerRoad's high volume SS base, I hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,985
Posted By trainsktg

That's a great point and one I had considered,...

That's a great point and one I had considered, but I have three bikes running Shimano 50-34 cranks that I regularly swap one crank-mounted power meter between. Had I changed to a mountain crank on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,985
Posted By trainsktg

An interesting comment I seem to hear regularly...

An interesting comment I seem to hear regularly in the Youtube videos where someone does an Everesting event is that even young skinny guys are wishing for a gear lower than 34-32 before they get...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,985
Posted By trainsktg

Slack as in drooping, no. Its in small-small in...

Slack as in drooping, no. Its in small-small in the picture (which is how I store all my bikes) and there is no visible sag. In big-big, the RD has about another inch-and-a-half of travel to full...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,985
Posted By trainsktg

Yeah its the Wolftooth. A 10% grade seems...

Yeah its the Wolftooth.

A 10% grade seems to be where things start to fall apart if I'm running 34-32, so having the 36 and 40 in the rear keeps me going longer. FTP tested out at 307 a few weeks...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,507
Posted By trainsktg

The secondary benefit of 'doping' with a...

The secondary benefit of 'doping' with a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate is a fairly thorough system dump, so to speak.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,985
Posted By trainsktg

Spinning at 250-300W up a steep, long climb is a...

Spinning at 250-300W up a steep, long climb is a lot less taxing than grinding at the same power. That's why, at 52 and 190#, I have an 11sp 11-40 mountain cassette on my TCR. Rode several group...
01-07-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,729
Posted By trainsktg

Road bikes get CO2 but gravel bike gets pump. ...

Road bikes get CO2 but gravel bike gets pump.

Keith
12-31-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,363
Posted By trainsktg

The difference would be that while there are a...

The difference would be that while there are a huge quantity of workouts in Zwift's library, they have relatively few multi-week or multi-month structured plans. TrainerRoad is nearly all about...
12-22-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,367
Posted By trainsktg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUuwBfXDlTs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUuwBfXDlTs

At about the 20 minute mark the presenter starts analyzing career top ten finishes of pros that participate in the world's most prestigious races. Of...
12-21-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,367
Posted By trainsktg

Sooo...one thing I learned in 40 years of...

Sooo...one thing I learned in 40 years of strength training is if you exercise your largest muscle groups regularly, it will do more to trigger gains in your smaller muscle groups than just doing a...
12-21-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By trainsktg

So this Rouvy looks similar to other indoor apps...

So this Rouvy looks similar to other indoor apps (real close to Ful Gaz). Looks pretty good.

Anyways, there are alot of different ways to run these types of programs, probably as many as there are...
12-17-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,363
Posted By trainsktg

Regarding big gear vs small gear during...

Regarding big gear vs small gear during sprints...I've read that the big gear is preferable but haven't really noticed differences in my performance either way. I think the 'big gear in sprints'...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By trainsktg

Yes, the spindown procedure is ten minutes of...

Yes, the spindown procedure is ten minutes of warmup followed by the actual spindown.

KEITH
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By trainsktg

I got a force update at that time, but it worked...

I got a force update at that time, but it worked normally for my 1-hr training session.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By trainsktg

I do a Kickr spindown with the Wahoo Utility App...

I do a Kickr spindown with the Wahoo Utility App before I log onto Zwift. Generally in a very easy gear up until about a minute before the spindown where I crank the RPMs up. The nice thing is,...
12-15-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By trainsktg

Amphetamine and dehydration. He wasn't the only...

Amphetamine and dehydration. He wasn't the only one who fell off his bike under similar conditions using this combo, but he's the only one who was able to drive his body beyond its absolute physical...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By trainsktg

So if you go over to Zwiftblog, their latest...

So if you go over to Zwiftblog, their latest discusses these Apple TV problems.

https://zwiftblog.com/zwift-for-apple-tv-picks-up-pace/

Keith
12-15-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,363
Posted By trainsktg

Zwift has several multi-week structured programs...

Zwift has several multi-week structured programs like FTP Builder and FTP Booster, plus a few others. The Builder has a somewhat low training load, so when I did it, many weeks I would double up on...
12-15-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By trainsktg

You can get a cable that extends the dongle from...

You can get a cable that extends the dongle from the computer down to the Snap.

Keith
12-11-17, 11:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,805
Posted By trainsktg

Yes, first time at actual structured training....

Yes, first time at actual structured training. Definitely my highest numbers ever by far. I'm happy with the progress to date but definitely not satisfied with the overall numbers yet tho. Two more...
12-11-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,549
Posted By trainsktg

Sooo...for maybe three months in the late fall,...

Sooo...for maybe three months in the late fall, early winter of 1990 I commuted maybe 7 miles each way to and from the Navy base in Bremerton WA on a 27" hybrid. On especially cold, rainy days I wore...
12-11-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,805
Posted By trainsktg

So if anyone is still curious, I finished both of...

So if anyone is still curious, I finished both of Zwift's 'FTP Builder' and 'FTP Booster' programs and my FTP is up 65W. Surprising, because I entered the program with what I thought to be somewhat...
12-11-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,610
Posted By trainsktg

I'm much faster down loose rock and gravel on my...

I'm much faster down loose rock and gravel on my flatbar w/ 29x3 monsters than on my dropbar w/ more normal 700x38mm knobbies. But I would say that's more about my comfort zone riding the bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By trainsktg

Not quite the same, but...do you use a smart...

Not quite the same, but...do you use a smart trainer with Bluetooth and ANT+? If so, I use my iPad running TrainerRoad to control the trainer via its Bluetooth channel, while the trainer's ANT+...
12-11-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,363
Posted By trainsktg

I did lots and lots of climbing, hill repeats,...

I did lots and lots of climbing, hill repeats, and 200+ mile weeks this last summer, and made good progress, but I have still increased my FTP approx. 60W since the end of August by focussed work on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 34,989
Posted By trainsktg

Ahhhh, good to know, thanks. Keith

Ahhhh, good to know, thanks.

Keith
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