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Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

datlas I am kind of in love with my Mazda CX-5....

datlas I am kind of in love with my Mazda CX-5. Worth a look.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I'll have to remember Super Bowl LIII for the...

I'll have to remember Super Bowl LIII for the next time someone says Americans don't like soccer because of the low scoring games.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Looks like life is going to get extra hard up...

Looks like life is going to get extra hard up north. I dodged most of the really bad stuff for my NY visit. I think the weekend after I visited they got a heap of snow and super cold temps. It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I did the zwifting again last night. I have...

I did the zwifting again last night. I have discovered that even though I really suck at it, sustained climbs are actually preferable to lots of short punchy hills. You get to have solid blocks of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

These two posts are amazing. I don't have...

These two posts are amazing. I don't have anything specific to say except that I loved reading them.

I've only gotten to do a few local bike camping trips, but they are always a blast.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Wahoo Kickr Snap. It's been really nice. But now...

Wahoo Kickr Snap. It's been really nice. But now I need to find a cheap trainer wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Yeah, structure is not a fun word for a lot of...

Yeah, structure is not a fun word for a lot of people. I mean, cycling is supposed to be fun, right? I just know that with my months off the bike, I need structure to kick start my fitness. But for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Had an interesting zwifting last night after our...

Had an interesting zwifting last night after our talks about cadence. Concentrated on 85-90 and even though it felt like a lot cardio-wise, I was able to keep my HR mostly in check except for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Thanks all for the comments and input. I had...

Thanks all for the comments and input. I had planned on seeing my preferred sports chiropractor as soon as I put some more rides in and weird issues cropped in, so I do have an appointment for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So I think I might have a problem. I was looking...

So I think I might have a problem. I was looking at some of the FTP workouts and realized that they often spec X amount of rpm for x minutes at x percent FTP. I suddenly realized how little I pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

If we're going to get into semantics, how about...

If we're going to get into semantics, how about the "90% to 90% off."
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Those nearly dead bike shop shots are depressing...

Those nearly dead bike shop shots are depressing as hell. Not that I was a huge fan of performance, and I'm not sad to see them go, but there's just something about seeing things that barren.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,774
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I prefer to think that we're all wrong. That way...

I prefer to think that we're all wrong. That way when someone is ready to scream at me about how wrong I am, I can say, "Yeah? And?"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

:lol: That's great. You bring up a good point...

:lol: That's great. You bring up a good point though. I should dig back into core exercises for days I don't get on the bike. I'm shooting for 4-5 bike days a week. Being in NY for 5 days didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

True. In addition to being off the bike and being...

True. In addition to being off the bike and being heavy, this is also my first experience with measured power. My most recent peak was when I was doing maybe 150-200 miles a week and was down to 210...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

My goal is both, but I have a feeling loosing...

My goal is both, but I have a feeling loosing weight over the next 6-12 months is easier than adding a significant amount to that FTP. I guess we'll see. I'd like to pick one of the programs, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

In real (as opposed to fake) cycling news, I...

In real (as opposed to fake) cycling news, I think I'm ready to finally ditch the 105 5700 groupset on the Crockett. After replacing the rear derailleur pulleys, straightening the hanger, and even...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I meant to ask this earlier, but how many kg's...

I meant to ask this earlier, but how many kg's are you? I remember you being fairly light. I'm realizing how much being heavy sucks in real life and in zwift. Sitting at 110 kg's so my 2 watts per kg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Still having fun with fake miles. Yesterday, I...

Still having fun with fake miles. Yesterday, I decided to do a climbing route in watopia. I did the mountain forward route with the radio tower climb. Ouch.

Then today I did London "flat" which...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Epicness. The stupid rides are the ones we...

Epicness. The stupid rides are the ones we remember best.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,040
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

*Insert tangent here* Made you look.

*Insert tangent here*

Made you look.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

It seems like every few months, sometimes half a...

It seems like every few months, sometimes half a year to a year, I am drawn to the bikes direct website to pontificate upon "What if" scenarios. I'll probably never learn my lesson.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Since someone here was curious about the ASE...

Since someone here was curious about the ASE auction:

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2019/01/17/sources-head-bike-czech-republic-company-has-purchased-ase-assets#.XEIWAFVKi70
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,040
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I don't think the bolded portion is stated enough...

I don't think the bolded portion is stated enough on here. People seem to forget this. I loved my aluminum CAADX I built up as the ultimate commuter/rando bike. Then I hit a gate that was half open....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

While we're on the subject of boots and as it...

While we're on the subject of boots and as it appears Why-Fi is in the market...

Without getting long winded, I had to buy some hard toe boots and ordered some Merrell work boots last minute. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

It's amazing how much of parenting involves...

It's amazing how much of parenting involves deciding how much money you're willing to spend to not remove fecal matter from something.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Home built or VERY inexpensive kit from...

Home built or VERY inexpensive kit from questionable overseas manufacturers.

Lithium batteries are serious business. The reason good ones cost so much is because they have the be tested and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I think we're close in age (mid-30's?), but I've...

I think we're close in age (mid-30's?), but I've been regularly using tweezers to pull hair growing on the edge of my outer ear for probably 2 years now. Mostly from the Tragus according to a brief...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

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That's gold, Jerry! Marigold!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I don't know if Mrs datlas already does something...

I don't know if Mrs datlas already does something similar to credit karma where the actual score validity might be questionable, but they do send you email alerts every time there is a report of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I'm actually really glad I got to ride it in...

I'm actually really glad I got to ride it in winter. It was bad enough dodging tourists in this weather. I'm sure it's way worse in the spring and summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Been out due to travel on Thursday and work all...

Been out due to travel on Thursday and work all day Friday, but I did my IRL Zwift ride in central park just about an hour ago. It was cold. Especially for a native Texan. Layered up in street...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Finally did a night without zwifting. I kind of...

Finally did a night without zwifting. I kind of wanted to because as of tomorrow I'll be out of town and away from bike stuffs. But I was just too tired. Months of little to no riding and then 5 days...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,512
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I'm glad I happened upon this thread. I was...

I'm glad I happened upon this thread. I was actually looking at shops in Manhattan for my work trip that will have me there next weekend. I'm kind of a trek fanboy so I was curious as to why there...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I think I read somewhere that taking pictures...

I think I read somewhere that taking pictures messes up the flow of your ride.

*****in' bike by the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Did an outside ride today. First really nice day...

Did an outside ride today. First really nice day since before Thanksgiving. It was a "group" ride of about 20 people. I went WAY too deep in the HR zones. Like 50 minutes at threshold. But since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Looks like I'm going to ride outside tomorrow....

Looks like I'm going to ride outside tomorrow. First time since early November. An organization is doing a casual no drop ride a few miles from my house, so I figured it would be rude not to go.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I still don't understand how people could...

I still don't understand how people could possibly think vaping is any safer. You're using a metal heating element to heat a liquid. You have no idea what sort of nasty stuff if getting into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Speaking of training with video games, I did a...

Speaking of training with video games, I did a thing again last night.

I did happen upon a great trick to get me to concentrate on HR and cadence rather than speed. I put everything in metric so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I need to remember to hit you up for...

I need to remember to hit you up for recommendations if I make it out that way. There is a trade show there in Feb, but I don't think I'm on the list for that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Is it specifically against the rules or will...

Is it specifically against the rules or will there just be a public shaming scheduled for later?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I blame Zwift.

I blame Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

If you have everything you need in a small bag,...

If you have everything you need in a small bag, you could consider using your jersey pocket.

I personally use a tiny bag under my seat, the Arundel Dual. It's much less obnoxious than a typical...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Do we have any Addictionites near Manhattan? It's...

Do we have any Addictionites near Manhattan? It's looking increasingly likely that my work trip is going to cover a weekend (not this weekend, but next) and I was curious to know if there was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Yeah.

Yeah.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

That seems unprofessional for a professional. My...

That seems unprofessional for a professional. My FIL is a physics professor who does a lot of research work and I feel like I remember him talking about turning a student down for a recommendation...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well, Box Hill on Zwift kicked me in the face...

Well, Box Hill on Zwift kicked me in the face pretty good for at least 20 minutes and now Strava is showing an estimated FTP of 159. Seems close to the right amount of bad.

And on that note: my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

No group rides. I'm genuinely just moving my legs...

No group rides. I'm genuinely just moving my legs again for the first time in a long time. Except for a really brief spurt in early summer last year, I barely touched the bike at all in 2018. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 82,897
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I'm right there with you except 1) I never knew...

I'm right there with you except 1) I never knew what my FTP is/was and 2) at this point I KNOW I'm pathetic, so no disappointment on that end.

Speaking of FTP, Strava is giving me an estimated...
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