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11-08-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By simonaway427

You can't really go wrong with either. Both have...

You can't really go wrong with either. Both have a solid support network.

I've been using Boyd 38mm with the house brand hubs for 4 seasons.....so far bulletproof. Never had a problem.
02-22-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,971
Posted By simonaway427

That's a dealbreaker for me. I'll stick with my...

That's a dealbreaker for me. I'll stick with my kk
02-14-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By simonaway427

Bought a Vitamix....best thing ever. In the...

Bought a Vitamix....best thing ever.

In the morning, I dump a bunch of fresh veggies and some veggie broth. Run it for 6 mins while I make breakfast and I have fresh, piping hot soup to bring to...
02-02-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By simonaway427

Well that goes without saying!! But its -33C...

Well that goes without saying!! But its -33C outside without the windchill and I have nothing better to do than talk about this kinda stuff ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By simonaway427

Used Cervelo S1? I used one as my primary racing...

Used Cervelo S1? I used one as my primary racing bike till last year.

Loved that bike
02-01-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By simonaway427

Trainer Debate - Conventional or Electronically Controlled?

A buddy and I got into a discussion about effective training on a trainer. We got into it a little bit about my KK Fluid versus his electronically controlled Kickr - specifically in regards to...
08-05-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By simonaway427

I don't know about you...but my heart rate is all...

I don't know about you...but my heart rate is all over the map depending on my level of hydration, fatigue, heat/cold stress etc...

I would find it very difficult to pace a TT based on heart rate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,467
Posted By simonaway427

if you're doing low intensity then why do you...

if you're doing low intensity then why do you need a power meter?
07-18-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By simonaway427

Wear and tear? A bike is a piece of sports...

Wear and tear? A bike is a piece of sports equipment. A tool, not a jewel.

The main advantage of a trainer is that you're still riding the bike you're used to. If you buy a spin bike, you'll be...
07-16-14, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By simonaway427

Riding with someone who is obviously faster than...

Riding with someone who is obviously faster than me.
05-24-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By simonaway427

Best result of my life (3rd) was after a keg...

Best result of my life (3rd) was after a keg party till 2 am....go figure
05-16-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By simonaway427

Props to Stages Cycling

I have a Ultegra Stages PM which was bulletproof up till about 3 weeks ago - when it started dropping connection randomly during rides. I replaced the battery with a fresh one and it still dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,775
Posted By simonaway427

Probably wouldn't prove much....since I wager...

Probably wouldn't prove much....since I wager theres a degree of invariability even between the same PM (SRM vs SRM, PT vs PT etc...)[/COLOR]
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,775
Posted By simonaway427

I have a stages power meter. What is said ^^^^^...

I have a stages power meter. What is said ^^^^^ here is entirely plausible...if you're 100% focused on power during a ride - such as when you're on a trainer. When I first got the PM, I found...
04-26-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By simonaway427

I've stopped caring about avg speed. Normalized...

I've stopped caring about avg speed. Normalized power is my indicator of intensity now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,775
Posted By simonaway427

Just curious....so any pro teams use Powertap?

Just curious....so any pro teams use Powertap?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By simonaway427

I have 6600 on my road bike and apex on my cross...

I have 6600 on my road bike and apex on my cross bike. Ultegra is definitely quieter and smoother, and I prefer the longer hoods.

Apex feels more accurate in terms of indexing. And it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By simonaway427

Vittoria Pit Stop - works awesome.

Vittoria Pit Stop - works awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,951
Posted By simonaway427

About 6 weeks with Trainer Road and lots of fat...

About 6 weeks with Trainer Road and lots of fat biking.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,951
Posted By simonaway427

Yes... When my ftpwas 301. I'm up to 315 now

Yes... When my ftpwas 301. I'm up to 315 now
04-05-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,551
Posted By simonaway427

a trade-in. Its obvious that you bought a...

a trade-in.

Its obvious that you bought a bike that's too big for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,951
Posted By simonaway427

Wheeler - TrainerRoad.com...

Wheeler - TrainerRoad.com (http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/621315-Wheeler)

Just a trainer road profile that explains the interval session that I mentioned....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,951
Posted By simonaway427

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts/1392-W...

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts/1392-Wheeler
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,816
Posted By simonaway427

Race Dots....google it

Race Dots....google it
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,951
Posted By simonaway427

For me: 1) Over / Unders. 3 x 9min...

For me:

1) Over / Unders. 3 x 9min intervals. Each interval = 2 min @ 95%, 1 min @ 105 x 3

2) Breakaway drills. Someone metioned this one - 5 x 4min intervals. Each interval = 1 min...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,671
Posted By simonaway427

I'd go for the s3 solely based on the fact that...

I'd go for the s3 solely based on the fact that you have options for wider tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,245
Posted By simonaway427

FTP of 275 and sub 1hr 40km? That doesn't...

FTP of 275 and sub 1hr 40km?

That doesn't add up unless your TT route is downhill.
03-11-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By simonaway427

Ride at 20mph on your trainer, then let it coast...

Ride at 20mph on your trainer, then let it coast down.

Ride at 20mph on the road, then coast down.

There's your answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By simonaway427

Normal. Not wear - but by design to aid in...

Normal.

Not wear - but by design to aid in shifting. A worn chain ring wear down to "nubs" like that...they look more like curved shark fins.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,016
Posted By simonaway427

Folks, lets straighten out some definitions here....

Folks, lets straighten out some definitions here.

FTP is the maximum average power you can sustain for 1 hour.

The 20 min test takes the average of that 20 min effort, multiplied by a factor of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,348
Posted By simonaway427

I love my S1 - I've been riding it since 2010. ...

I love my S1 - I've been riding it since 2010. Don't plan on replacing anytime soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,799
Posted By simonaway427

To be op, I'd be curious to see the result of a...

To be op, I'd be curious to see the result of a 20min test instead of the 8min one.

PS... My ftp/kg is a hair above 4.0 as measured with a stages PM.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,134
Posted By simonaway427

My order in November took the full 6 weeks...

My order in November took the full 6 weeks (ultegra)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By simonaway427

As others have said, you don't need the...

As others have said, you don't need the videos...just fire up the TrainerRoad profile and have at 'er.

I did it last year...my legs were not happy by day 7 or 8.
01-08-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,256
Posted By simonaway427

Looks on Almond Milk carton: INGREDIENTS: ...

Looks on Almond Milk carton:

INGREDIENTS: Filtered Water, Almonds, Sea Salt.

What am I missing about oils and chemicals?

I'd rather drink what I read above over puss.
(google it - you'll...
01-05-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By simonaway427

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/9...

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/936027_10152121794666285_619164945_n.jpg
01-03-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By simonaway427

I haven't been to a gym in 3 years, but I'm in...

I haven't been to a gym in 3 years, but I'm in the best shape of my life :)
01-02-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By simonaway427

The change in speed is very subtle - about...

The change in speed is very subtle - about 1.5km/h increase during the 4 min interval.

My FTP is 301w.
01-02-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By simonaway427

TrainerRoad Virtual Power - a shortfall

I did "Vandever" today - I am on a KK Rock and Roll, using the Garmin GSC-10 speed/cadence sensor. Power is measured by a Stages Power Meter.

I noticed that during each of the 4 minute intervals,...
01-02-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By simonaway427

pipe dream....makes no sense.

pipe dream....makes no sense.
12-25-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,735
Posted By simonaway427

I ride road and cross in the spring/summer/fall -...

I ride road and cross in the spring/summer/fall - fat bike was perfect for me to fill the 4-5 month winter gap.

If I had a regular MTB, my road and cross riding would suffer as a result, whereas...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,923
Posted By simonaway427

2014 Norco Bigfoot ...

2014 Norco Bigfoot

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1505038_10152134187956285_1654921266_n.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By simonaway427

Is there any play in the cassette? Forgot the...

Is there any play in the cassette? Forgot the spacer maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,675
Posted By simonaway427

I've been using one for about 2 months now. No...

I've been using one for about 2 months now. No issues with pairing to my Edge 500 or ANT+ USB stick on trainer road. I can't really compare it to any other power meter since this is my first...
12-15-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By simonaway427

Anyone try the Wahoo Kickr trainer yet?

My LBS is getting a few of these in this Xmas and the concept is intriguing. I live in Canada where my trainer is used heavily for 4-5 months of the year, so I'm willing to invest in good system. ...
12-14-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,075
Posted By simonaway427

My first A Cat podium was after a raging keg...

My first A Cat podium was after a raging keg party till 2am the night before (or that morning if you want to get technical.

I'm sticking with that premise.
12-14-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By simonaway427

as many times as required to prevent the rear...

as many times as required to prevent the rear tire from slipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By simonaway427

Why would ANYONE choose indoor or high traffic?

Why would ANYONE choose indoor or high traffic?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By simonaway427

Its not a Hi-Mod frame....its their lowest end...

Its not a Hi-Mod frame....its their lowest end carbon cross bike for that year.

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/archive/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By simonaway427

Inspect the rim strip around the valve stem...

Inspect the rim strip around the valve stem hole....could be worn away or displaced.
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