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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,917
Posted By Cypress

If $75 (not $100) is the deal breaker, maybe...

If $75 (not $100) is the deal breaker, maybe someone shouldn't be spending $900 in disposable income. Additionally, you'd have to spend $1050 for the comparable Specialized.

But it sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,192
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you have Di2 you don't have to counter steer.

If you have Di2 you don't have to counter steer.
02-26-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By Thomas15

Hi Dan, I'm using a Kinetic Road machine...

Hi Dan,

I'm using a Kinetic Road machine with InRide 3. I call this a semi-smart trainer. I use an inexpensive cadence monitor an a heart rate monitor. My bike has a trainer tire and I have the...
02-25-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By Thomas15

Cypress you have done a much better job than me...

Cypress you have done a much better job than me in verbalizing the rational behind the subject. Good job.



This is my first year indoor training, actually have been away from cycling for years...
02-24-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By Cypress

Didn't read the whole thread, so this may or may...

Didn't read the whole thread, so this may or may not be on topic.

These are my thoughts and experiences on this controversial (for some reason) topic. It's probably also pertinent to know that I'm...
02-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By Thomas15

This is a very interesting thread. I don't quite...

This is a very interesting thread. I don't quite understand some of the negativity with respect to supposed artificial delusions of grandeur that Zwift might cause. I personally accept that my speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,050
Posted By OldTryGuy

Location SW FL so flat + wind Longest --...

Location SW FL so flat + wind

Longest -- 2017 Bike Sebring at age 66.5, 20 hours rode 307 miles some drafting, 2018 Bike Sebring solo 266 miles, last year's 69th birthday ride 201 solo miles
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,796
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I thought this was funny on one of our rides....

I thought this was funny on one of our rides. Female 5 ft tall, and male 6'6.

I told the dude to take a pic with her bike just to show the size difference.

Yes, he is 6'6 and I "TOLD" him to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,498
Posted By Cypress

I've talked with several promoters about this, as...

I've talked with several promoters about this, as it happens in CO, MT, WA, and OR as well. They all say the same thing: "Nobody shows up for summer races. They are already burnt out, taking a break...
01-13-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Regarding your post about height doping many...

Regarding your post about height doping many pages back, it would be hilarious to get an update where height and weight changed your avatar's appearance to get real world BMI representations. Imagine...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,464
Posted By Metallifan33

First Ride Outside the Neighborhood

This will bore some of you experienced riders, (and I know there are specific threads for ride experiences) but I thought I'd share the experience of my first ride outside my neighborhood.
Quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 381,993
Posted By ultrarider7

Hadsel Area, Lofoten, Norway

Hadsel Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Hadsel Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Hadsel, just east of the town of Stokmarknes on the island...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 381,993
Posted By ultrarider7

Hadsel Area, Lofoten, Norway

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/46855449495_144a7ffef0_k_98d4987dbd3ee9e18c56422e6b96cc8f003a31ac.jpg
01-07-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By Psimet2001

I've seen people refer to it a lot for racing....

I've seen people refer to it a lot for racing. I'm sure it's very bike nerd-erific. Any sort of intense analysis is fun to look at. Considering it's analysis of online riding for the purposes of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By bpcyclist

My take. It'll steal your breath--in more ways...

My take. It'll steal your breath--in more ways than one. Try to do it on a clear day, if at all possible . Sometimes they are kind of up in the clouds up that way and you will miss some of the whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,352
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Need a faster group of friends, that's all. Not...

Need a faster group of friends, that's all. Not everyone ages the same. Try some folks 15 years younger. That works.
12-20-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By seypat

In Chesterfield, they don't administer the tests...

In Chesterfield, they don't administer the tests and identify the kids till 2nd grade. I don't know about Henrico. You can get the specifics through the links. They enter the program starting in the...
12-18-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By seypat

On a serious note, congratulations on the family...

On a serious note, congratulations on the family addition. When the times comes, I don't know if you will opt for public education or private. If public, Chesterfield has the Gifted Education...
12-18-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By seypat

I'm going all out. I got her the latest iphone...

I'm going all out. I got her the latest iphone for the vlogging. I'm building an addition onto the house that will be the Peloton studio. The outer wall will be all glass. Wooden floor with a raised...
12-18-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By Psimet2001

I have been putting it into camera 3 view and...

I have been putting it into camera 3 view and every time I slowly pass someone I get this graphics/object glitch where my viewpoint goes into the other rider's head and I see their avatars face from...
12-17-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By OBoile

Drafting matters. But, because cyclist avatars...

Drafting matters. But, because cyclist avatars don't really take up space, you don't see fights for position and you can just drift directly backwards in the pack so there's no real set rotation or...
12-17-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By atwl77

If the UCI can govern cycle-ball, I don't think...

If the UCI can govern cycle-ball, I don't think it's a stretch to ask them to govern Zwift (or e-racing in general) as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,049
Posted By jamesdak

That would have to be my ride on July 23rd. I...

That would have to be my ride on July 23rd. I took out five of my Lemond bikes for a 6 mile lap for a total of 30 miles. Anyone who knows Lemond will understand what this day was all about and why...
12-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By datlas

Agree 100% Plus, it's easier to do a bidon...

Agree 100%

Plus, it's easier to do a bidon flip while zwifting compared to racing. :innocent:
12-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By himespau

Yeah, but the UCI sees it as a potential new...

Yeah, but the UCI sees it as a potential new revenue stream related to bicycles and bicycle shaped objects. Somebody is going to regulate it (and take the money for regulating it), why should they...
12-15-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By mstateglfr

I agree with a lot of this- that zwift does a...

I agree with a lot of this- that zwift does a good job of making a mind numbing activity fun. And agree that its absurd to have someone use zwift numbers as a base for ability on the road.
...
12-14-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By esarhaddon

Why shouldn't Zwift try to legitimize e-racing....

Why shouldn't Zwift try to legitimize e-racing. It is different enough to actual bike racing to be its own thing. Also, why shouldn't the UCI be interested in e-sport racing? I do not understand. Do...
12-14-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By GreenAnvil

Were not trying to compete with riding outside....

Were not trying to compete with riding outside. Were trying to compete with not riding. - Eric Minn

From here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2393635/zwift-virtual-training

Not everyone is...
12-13-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By atwl77

Reading your post reminds me of why I use both...

Reading your post reminds me of why I use both The Sufferfest and Zwift, but for different purposes.

Structured training isn't just hard, it's boring. It's why people try to entertain themselves...
12-13-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By caloso

Agree. Most of the racers I know who use Zwift...

Agree. Most of the racers I know who use Zwift are doing interval sets, whether it's a canned workout or custom. I imported a bunch of workouts from Training Peaks. Heck, now that I think about...
12-13-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By OBoile

I suspect there is more to it than just being...

I suspect there is more to it than just being "afraid". Doing a race outdoors requires a considerable commitment of time and money. Doing a Zwift race requires virtually nothing. I can sign up for...
12-11-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By datlas

^^ I think you forgot to give him the look before...

^^ I think you forgot to give him the look before you droped the hamer. Pretty sure that explains why you could not drop him. That, or Zwift exaggerated the benefits of drafting.

But more likely...
12-11-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,234
Posted By MoAlpha

Troubling story. Allz I know is if I ever find...

Troubling story. Allz I know is if I ever find myself on your wheel, I'm keeping my "Ride-ons" in my pocket. :

R

Barney Fartstein (soon to be something more clever)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By 500lbman

Did my first 50 miler

It's perfect weather for cycling today in Dallas. NO wind. 50 degrees when I started, about 65 when I ended. Avg 17.7 mph.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2917950211
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 381,993
Posted By DaveLeeNC

First there was the UCI weight limit, and now...

First there was the UCI weight limit, and now THIS! Note that I was not carrying water bottles just to stay on the safe side. This is Woodland Circle in Foxfire Village, NC (Pinehurst area - south...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,340
Posted By timtak

With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess...

With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess that the DOGMA rider must catch quite a lot of cold wind.

I have fitted the same fairings to my LOOK, just in time for the winter chill. I find...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 108,664
Posted By seedsbelize

Yes, I would recommend insurance. Depending, of...

Yes, I would recommend insurance. Depending, of course, on what your card covers.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By whitemax

Direto (1st version) versus Direto X

So I rode my first Direto for 1 year and 8 months before the belt broke. The trainer is warranted for 2 yrs. and they sent me a free belt no problem. Put it on and the offset value set spot on. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,428
Posted By indyfabz

Is it twue what they say about carbon bikes? :D

Is it twue what they say about carbon bikes? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,428
Posted By noodle soup

That's why bike shops rent/demo bikes. It's...

That's why bike shops rent/demo bikes.

It's much easier to sell $5000-$15,000 bikes, after the shopper has used a bike like that for a few days. Parking lot "demos" are practically useless for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,797
Posted By SkepticalOne

A slightly different silhouette as you can see...

A slightly different silhouette as you can see with the H1.5 fit. Still dialing-in the drop before chopping the steerer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71dd591ff1_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By 79pmooney

Good for you! (My post here is totally off...

Good for you! (My post here is totally off topic. Skip it if you are interested in the OP's question.) You are taking my place. I donated every two weeks in Boston in the early days; late '70s. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By WhyFi

How long have you been riding? How long after...

How long have you been riding? How long after rides are we talking - two hours later? The next day?

I don't do anything with my hands that requires that kind of dexterity, but if the effects of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,797
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

NBD - Too Much Trek - Domane SLR UDi2 - ICON "Molten Marble"

So I had a post already drafted in the "What bike do you have" thread, and just went to finally submit the post with pictures today...and realized it was "closed for cleanup". So I'll just post a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 108,664
Posted By sbxx1985

Good for you. Twenty is too cold for me. In...

Good for you. Twenty is too cold for me.

In other news, Dan is very hairy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 108,664
Posted By WhyFi

Also, the sound effects left me wondering if...

Also, the sound effects left me wondering if there were a lot of low-flying jets over Richmond, then I realized that the sound was supposed to simulate the cobble sections. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,340
Posted By timtak

Katmit bars, and katmit saddle position too. ...

Katmit bars, and katmit saddle position too.

I have returned to my super high saddle position too (the below from 5 years ago) to save my ageing knees....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,340
Posted By Nachoman

Personally I'd rather cycle in cold than hot. ...

Personally I'd rather cycle in cold than hot.
And since I'm in San Diego I never have to do either!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,340
Posted By seypat

I can't think of anything in there to capitalize....

I can't think of anything in there to capitalize. How about TOMTOM SPARK 3?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By WhyFi

Looks like 100%.

Looks like 100%.
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