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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,222
Posted By daven

You do need to buy a speed sensor if you want...

You do need to buy a speed sensor if you want speed/distance info. While I agree with the above posters who state that those measures are irrelevant, it is still mildly interesting to see the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By daven

The critical power curve is a graph of tour...

The critical power curve is a graph of tour maximum power output for a given interval of time. Each rider has a different combination of slopes and plateaus depending on their style and genetics.
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04-29-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By daven

I put over 1000 miles on my KKRM this winter and...

I put over 1000 miles on my KKRM this winter and couldn't be happier. Matched up with TrainerRoad and a sense of dedication this machine will deliver results! When I hit the road this spring, I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By daven

I train by power. Speed is interesting but it is...

I train by power. Speed is interesting but it is a by-product of power. My focus is on improving my critical power curve with emphasis on a couple of key areas for the type of riding that I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By daven

You should be able to find a Kurt Kinetic new on...

You should be able to find a Kurt Kinetic new on sale or used on Craigslist now that the winter is over. People will start to dump them. The KK trainer is so highly recommended because of its...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,463
Posted By daven

I got beat to the punch just above..... ...

I got beat to the punch just above.....

Another modest solution is to change your cassette. A 12-28 has a lot of 2-tooth spaces. Since you are on the flats a lot in FL, you could probably get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By daven

All good advice so far. I would add Performance...

All good advice so far. I would add Performance Bike to your list of candidates. They have some good stuff and will stand by the product. You may even have a physical location near you so that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,757
Posted By daven

Fastest downhill was yesterday on the Blue Ridge...

Fastest downhill was yesterday on the Blue Ridge Parkway - 45.3mph. The grade was decent but I still had to spin out a 50x12 to get there.

As as for flat land, I am not much of a sprinter. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,872
Posted By daven

Here is my prediction - based on experience with...

Here is my prediction - based on experience with the 500 and 510:

1). the 1000 comes out and a few well-heeled early adopters jump on it
2). Within a week, the Garmin forum lights up with...
04-09-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By daven

I am my coach. All interval sessions are done on...

I am my coach. All interval sessions are done on the trainer so that I don't have to deal with environmental variables. That means 2-3 rides per week. Everything else is done on the open roads.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By daven

Another vote for the LG neoprene covers. I rode...

Another vote for the LG neoprene covers. I rode many miles in temps below 25 with these and never had an issue.

The key to staying warm, for me, was toes, fingers, and ears. If I kept those guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By daven

Fantastic accomplishment!! Keep it up!

Fantastic accomplishment!! Keep it up!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,556
Posted By daven

What he said. Unless you are a championship...

What he said.

Unless you are a championship bodybuilder, it appears that you are currently out of shape by a ways. That's ok - it will get better quickly. You've already doubled the mileage that...
03-26-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By daven

I'll answer my own question: three days of hard...

I'll answer my own question: three days of hard intervals, 100 TSS each, is too much. I did two days in a row and was fine, but tired, on Tuesday. Tonight I tried to do a 1-hr VO2 max set 3 x 3 x 2...
03-16-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By daven

I am 47. The goal is to race a few times this...

I am 47. The goal is to race a few times this year without totally embarrassing myself. I'd also like to do a 3.5 hour metric and a 6-hour century.

The racing part is going to take some serious...
03-16-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By daven

Schedule workload opinions sought

I am an experienced rider with a number of years of riding behind me. Up until last fall, riding has been done by feel and by available time. September marked the arrival of my power meters and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By daven

Can you imagine keeping that thing clean? Here...

Can you imagine keeping that thing clean? Here are a number of folks here who won't take the 'nice bike' out in the rain - and those are conventional tubes!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,413
Posted By daven

There is more at play than just FTP when you are...

There is more at play than just FTP when you are dealing with group rides. FTP counts for flat time trials and is useful as a benchmark. But group rides vary in speed throughout the ride. They also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,413
Posted By daven

That's the one! It isn't as bad as it looks. TR...

That's the one! It isn't as bad as it looks. TR does. Good job of breaking the workout down into manageable sections. The 20 minute test really hurts though! No getting around that.....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,413
Posted By daven

I did the 8-minute test once outdoors and twice...

I did the 8-minute test once outdoors and twice on the KK Road Machine trainer. My results were comparable across tests as measured by a Stages PM. When I read the OP, my reaction was 'didn't go hard...
03-04-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,191
Posted By daven

I normally don't eat on rides shorter than 3...

I normally don't eat on rides shorter than 3 hours. We generally have 1000-1500 calories stored as glycogen when we start. Assuming that you are not riding at threshold levels, your energy will come...
Forum: Foo
02-28-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,891
Posted By daven

I am learning to play electric guitar. ...

I am learning to play electric guitar.

Besides that, I am into music collecting - on vinyl and stereo/audiophile equipment.

Between the the three hobbies, I think it might be cheaper to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,451
Posted By daven

It is accurate either way you look at it. The...

It is accurate either way you look at it. The slower rider finishes faster over a fixed distance with aero than without than similarly equipped faster riders. It is just a statement of mathematical...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 87,282
Posted By daven

A little cycling humor for the day

Of course, everyone knows that a cape adds at least 20 watts of drag......366281
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

I use TrainerRoad for all of my indoor workouts....

I use TrainerRoad for all of my indoor workouts. This provides a goal and structure within the workout that keeps things from getting too boring. On top of that, I use some form of video distraction....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By daven

Garmin's support/customer service is not a strong...

Garmin's support/customer service is not a strong suit. Even on showstopper issues, they are not very communicative, giving the appearance of denial or stonewalling. To their credit, the issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By daven

That depends on what you mean by 'big'. The...

That depends on what you mean by 'big'. The shifting performance on the RD and Fd is a bit crisper and seems to work better under load. That is just my experience though. The next obvious question...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 162,966
Posted By daven

As with every gear-based hobby, 'affordable' and...

As with every gear-based hobby, 'affordable' and 'budget' are only meaningful in context. If you want to see it get really silly, go read a copy of Stereophile!
02-25-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,437
Posted By daven

Build starts in a month. I am doing the...

Build starts in a month. I am doing the TrainerRoad Medium Volume base series and will start the 'III' cycle next week. Followed by a 3-month build process, it puts me in racing shape in mid to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By daven

What is your motivation for the upgrade? Weight,...

What is your motivation for the upgrade? Weight, performance, vanity, 'just-'cause'? If it is one of the first two, you should look long and hard before spending your money. Some things like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By daven

Agreed. I have only had a couple of occasions...

Agreed. I have only had a couple of occasions (sudden transition from sunlight to heavy shade) where the visibility went below acceptable levels. I wish the contrast was better but I've used the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

I am probably the victim....as usual for a...

I am probably the victim....as usual for a newbie. But I am getting my post count up to 50 so that I can use the PM functionality. Silver linings......
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

Not quite. Two totally unrelated things. I set...

Not quite. Two totally unrelated things. I set up a regular room fan about 4' in front of my bike, aimed directly at my chest and torso. It serves absolutely no function in providing or reducing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

I am confused now. And I have found that when I...

I am confused now. And I have found that when I am confused on the 41, it usually means that I am missing something really important. But here goes....

Wind trainers create resistance via a fan...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By daven

The latest firmware on the 510 seems stable and...

The latest firmware on the 510 seems stable and fixes most of the reported issues from the last year. The LiveTrack issue was resolved for me once I got the latest ios app version plus the FW...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20,203
Views: 4,504,326
Posted By daven

I don't have the Garmin stick but the overall...

I don't have the Garmin stick but the overall process for TrainerRoad is easy.

One thing you might consider is a 6' USB extension cable. I found that the TR app could easily see my HRM, speed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

Most don't use wind trainers anymore. They are...

Most don't use wind trainers anymore. They are good but very loud. The fluid trainers like the KK Road Machine do not produce any usable air movement except for that generated by the spokes on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,757
Posted By daven

I think that it is unreasonable to expect LBS...

I think that it is unreasonable to expect LBS prices to match the big online sites. There are fixed costs that have to be covered year-round via local sales. That said, some degree of pricing...
02-25-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By daven

I think that it will all come back quickly. Your...

I think that it will all come back quickly. Your running and weight loss show that your overall aerobic conditioning is good. The cycling-specific motions are a bit detrained right now and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By daven

I can't reply to a PM either. Can you email me? ...

I can't reply to a PM either. Can you email me? $150 incl shipping via fedes overnight.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

I do all of my trainer work in the garage and the...

I do all of my trainer work in the garage and the temps are anywhere from 35 to 60 degrees. No fan so far and I've been able to go as long as 3 hours. 2-3 headbands and a hand towel keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By daven

That's because you are pedaling into a headwind!

That's because you are pedaling into a headwind!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By daven

I have a 500 that I only used for a single...

I have a 500 that I only used for a single season. It is in good shape and has all of the mounting hardware. I would have PMd this but my post count isn't high enough yet. Let me know if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,313
Posted By daven

I have two Stages meters and have been very...

I have two Stages meters and have been very happy. Yes, there are some downsides but the cost and usefulness of the meters offsets them - in my application. The obvious downside is the 'left leg...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 63,730
Posted By daven

Don't take my word for it. My post was mostly a...

Don't take my word for it. My post was mostly a question as I am a relative newbie to the 41. There are a lot of unspoken rules and traditions and I am trying not to put too many feet wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 63,730
Posted By daven

I assume that indoor trainer workouts don't...

I assume that indoor trainer workouts don't count? (Seems reasonable). All I have for 2014 is TrainerRoad work to the tune of 40 hours. My Garmin tracks 'mileage' but I am fairly certain that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By daven

Spinning is your friend. There are different...

Spinning is your friend. There are different interpretations of 'spinning' out here but it means 95-120rpm for me. 95 seems to be the sweet spot (for my legs) where I balance off pedal speed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,852
Posted By daven

Very impressive from a technology perspective! ...

Very impressive from a technology perspective! OTOH, my road bike comes in at 14lbs. Without looking too hard, I can see that I could take 8lbs of 'ballast' off of my body - without spending...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By daven

I use Speedplays on both of my road bikes. The...

I use Speedplays on both of my road bikes. The free float is easy in the knees and the pedals put the bottom of your foot as close as possible to the pedal spindle.

Pedals end end up being a...
02-05-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By daven

When my wife was sick, we came up with a saying...

When my wife was sick, we came up with a saying (probably not very original though): Fight from where you stand. You can wish that you were in a different position or situation, but you aren't....
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