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04-15-11, 08:39 PM
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Views: 997
Posted By FormerRower

Hi FB, thanks for the reply! It sounds like by...

Hi FB, thanks for the reply! It sounds like by the PT design that the drive side spoke tension should be twice that of the non drive side, at least this is what I have seen as being recommended by...
04-15-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By FormerRower

Powertap SL+ drive side spoke tension

Hi everyone, I have a question that probably has an obvious answer but wanted to be sure I was on the right path. I have a pt sl+ that has worked great until I recently had it put into a new wheel...
04-11-11, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,049
Posted By FormerRower

Crashed hard early in the Cat 2 field, managed to...

Crashed hard early in the Cat 2 field, managed to get back into the final group of 15 or so (before 10 more bridged), and then ended up top 20. Wish I did not have to spend so much energy early post...
04-05-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,049
Posted By FormerRower

Cat 2 race, no team with me.

Cat 2 race, no team with me.
04-05-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,261
Posted By FormerRower

I'm sure it has been mentioned, but simply...

I'm sure it has been mentioned, but simply knowing the climb inside and out will help immensely. If you have hairpin turns, differences in grade depending on where you sit in the road, road quality,...
03-07-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By FormerRower

Hey guys, thanks again for the responses. The...

Hey guys, thanks again for the responses. The clamp on idea worked perfect and there was no damage (visible) to the carbon fiber where the rivets came out. So, I think I am good to go!
03-07-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By FormerRower

Hey guys, thanks for the responses. I went with...

Hey guys, thanks for the responses. I went with the clamp option - seat tube was 35mm and not tapered so it was the perfect match. The maker ok'd it so I think I'm good to go. The other rivets...
03-06-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 676,230
Posted By FormerRower

Hey Shovel, how about that rain? What really got...

Hey Shovel, how about that rain? What really got me was the temperature change from the front to the back stretch. It felt like it dropped 10 degrees as we hit the flat straight. That break was...
03-06-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By FormerRower

Hey guys, thanks for the responses. The picture...

Hey guys, thanks for the responses. The picture is of the front side of the derailleur tab... the two rivets on the front side are the ones that went flying, the two in the rear are still on. The...
03-06-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By FormerRower

Is my frame completely toast?

So I was doing a training series race today and my braze on front derailleur tab came off the frame, rivets and all. The rear stayed on but the front two shot off, and needless to say my day was...
03-06-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By FormerRower

Is my frame completely toast?

So I was doing a training series race today and my braze on front derailleur tab came off the frame, rivets and all. The rear stayed on but the front two shot off, and needless to say my day was...
03-06-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 676,230
Posted By FormerRower

Saturday - Plainville Crit (1/2/3) - Flatted six...

Saturday - Plainville Crit (1/2/3) - Flatted six minutes in while sitting third wheel feeling good. Also discovered that my DT Swiss 1.1 rear wheel with the powertap has a crack in the rim, so that...
02-28-11, 10:39 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Was doing an interval tonight on the trainer and...

Was doing an interval tonight on the trainer and somehow managed to flat... was just cruising and then psssssssssssss. Switched it quick and got back on.

Regarding the discussion on the various...
02-27-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By FormerRower

Thanks folks! I will be on clinchers so I'm...

Thanks folks! I will be on clinchers so I'm thinking the GP 4000s are the way to go.
02-27-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By FormerRower

Battenkill tires

Any thoughts on what the best tires might be for Battenkill? I'm thinking 25c, but not sure which I should go for... Contis? Vittoria Paves? Bueller?
02-26-11, 07:43 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Mild day out there, did 4 hours at 220w with a...

Mild day out there, did 4 hours at 220w with a kinda longish stop for coffee. In terms of TSS today was only 177 :(. I feel like a wuss compared to some of those numbers posted above!
02-24-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,455
Posted By FormerRower

I'll throw mine out there frequently because I...

I'll throw mine out there frequently because I came from a different sport where ALL discussion was centered on how much power you could generate. As long as you're not a tool about it and make...
02-23-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,254
Posted By FormerRower

DC, do you know how to access the test screen? ...

DC, do you know how to access the test screen? If you can get to the test screen and display the torque test you'll see three values. The top one represents torque, the middle number is 'unloaded'...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,367
Posted By FormerRower

Did a 45 minute tempo piece in my little under...

Did a 45 minute tempo piece in my little under 2:00 ride.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/69823120
02-23-11, 08:16 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

1:50 on the bike today with 45 min tempo at...

1:50 on the bike today with 45 min tempo at 318w... average of 264 for the whole thing, hr of 151. Hoping the nice weather we have had continues up here for a bit.
02-22-11, 07:38 PM
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Views: 652,254
Posted By FormerRower

Running and swimming are a bit easier than...

Running and swimming are a bit easier than weights because presumably you have a given duration of sustained work at an intensity you can ballpark... with my cross training I'll do a 'new manual...
02-22-11, 07:31 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Did some relatively easy endurance zone work with...

Did some relatively easy endurance zone work with three short bursts thrown in to work on cadence. Decoupling is really tightening up so that's good.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/69678608
02-21-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,254
Posted By FormerRower

Hey Salsa those are really solid coming into the...

Hey Salsa those are really solid coming into the season. You did the threshold test on the trainer right? I was in a similar situation in terms of being confined to the trainer and when I was...
02-21-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Those roller thingies are awesome... I don't own...

Those roller thingies are awesome... I don't own one but every time I'm at the gym I'm using it after working out.

Another easy recovery day ahead of a harder week. 70 minutes at 206w with a HR...
02-21-11, 09:03 AM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

The erg, hands down, is the worst piece of...

The erg, hands down, is the worst piece of exercise machinery ever invented. But I do give it credit for giving me great base fitnes. But yea, CRASH-Bs is a neat event... lots of people working...
02-20-11, 07:48 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Off day, yahoo! Was in boston for the world...

Off day, yahoo! Was in boston for the world indoor rowing championships.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,367
Posted By FormerRower

This one is just for goofs... my recovery ride...

This one is just for goofs... my recovery ride today on the trainer -

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/69086754
02-19-11, 03:45 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Anyone who rode outside today in the northeast is...

Anyone who rode outside today in the northeast is crazy! :) That wind was nuts out there... I thought about it and then spent an hour on the trainer recovering after my effort yesterday. 210w at...
02-19-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,254
Posted By FormerRower

Unfortunately you can't change anything (as far...

Unfortunately you can't change anything (as far as I know) on the summary WKO screen. That is my biggest gripe with the program... well that, and the fact you only see the averages per month for the...
02-18-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

I'm just a 2 (upgraded after last summer) but...

I'm just a 2 (upgraded after last summer) but hoping to make strides toward racing at the elite/domestic level this year. I'll be at Battenkill and Elite Nationals in the TT. I'm trying to post...
02-18-11, 10:26 PM
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Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Nah, I'm a ripe old 27!

Nah, I'm a ripe old 27!
02-18-11, 10:14 PM
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Posted By FormerRower

Tested 30 minutes for the first time this season....

Tested 30 minutes for the first time this season. 382w with my weight holding steady around 68kg. Going to take it easy for the rest of the weekend especially with the crazy wind we have in CT now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 933
Posted By FormerRower

All depends on what your goals are, but if you...

All depends on what your goals are, but if you are looking for cross training to help you get faster I would recommend something like rowing. I rowed in college and it helped tremendously when I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,367
Posted By FormerRower

here's one, 30 minute test at 382w average at...

here's one, 30 minute test at 382w average at 68kg. Probably the best I have felt on a bike... just need to race well.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/68910845
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By FormerRower

Strange powertap and garmin behavior

Hey folks, I've posted this to Garmin site and am going to call Saris tomorrow, but I thought it would be worth posting here as well!

So, I've been using the Edge 500 unit with good success and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 253,367
Posted By FormerRower

Did some testing on Friday, and then had a nice 3...

Did some testing on Friday, and then had a nice 3 hour ride yesterday with a 45 min piece at 300w.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/67860019
02-03-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By FormerRower

2007 QR Seduza compatibility with Zipp sub 9

Hey folks, I'm going to be borrowing a wheelset for elite nats (zipp sub 9 with an 808 front) and have heard there are chainstay issues with certain frames. I know the seduza isn't on Zipp's...
11-21-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,182
Posted By FormerRower

If I use 5 minute max power I get 83, so the 1.2...

If I use 5 minute max power I get 83, so the 1.2 - 1.3 of FTP seems about right.
11-18-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,182
Posted By FormerRower

Same here with the FTP. I have data from a 30...

Same here with the FTP. I have data from a 30 minute field test that I was able to determine my FTP from. I also have data from my rowing days which correlates the 80 + Vo2 max. I have used these...
11-18-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,182
Posted By FormerRower

80 for me... with my racing weight from this...

80 for me... with my racing weight from this year. About right maybe a little low.
11-09-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,810
Posted By FormerRower

Heh, that's what happened when I lost 10 lbs over...

Heh, that's what happened when I lost 10 lbs over the course of a season... hard to believe but I am in fact wearing a skinsuit! I'm lucky I didn't post the bottom part of the picture... despite...
11-09-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,810
Posted By FormerRower

Here is one from a TT... flaring nostrils usually...

Here is one from a TT... flaring nostrils usually indicate tremendous suffering (oops can't figure out how to embed...):

http://picasaweb.google.com/anderswilliamswanson/DropBox#5537657024292179266
11-09-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,194,909
Posted By FormerRower

Riding the spin bike and doing core this...

Riding the spin bike and doing core this afternoon.
11-08-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,207
Posted By FormerRower

You got it :). Are you in the north or south? ...

You got it :). Are you in the north or south? I'm sure I will be getting chewed up in those races as I figure out how to race at that level.
11-08-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,207
Posted By FormerRower

Rkwaki - I currently live in CT but will be in TN...

Rkwaki - I currently live in CT but will be in TN (Chattanooga) by June of next year. I did all of my racing in the south this past summer.
11-08-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,207
Posted By FormerRower

Haven't been on this forum in a long time but...

Haven't been on this forum in a long time but reading this thread provides me with motivation...

Here are my goals for 2011-

1. Maintain a racing weight of 66kg
2. Push 30 min test power to...
08-20-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By FormerRower

Sounds like something that happened to me... a...

Sounds like something that happened to me... a couple of years ago I was working a stressful job (I'm 26 right now) and went from being very fit and lean to fairly out of shape and eating like crap. ...
08-19-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By FormerRower

Two days, but that depends on if I am taking care...

Two days, but that depends on if I am taking care of myself afterwards with stretching, fluid, self massage.
08-18-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By FormerRower

I'd have to check with my coach, and he is...

I'd have to check with my coach, and he is probably on these forums, but I think it involves the critical power model. I would test twice in a week and then those numbers would help determine where...
08-18-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By FormerRower

Hey JPradun, thank you for the information. Part...

Hey JPradun, thank you for the information. Part of the reason I've stayed in 4's is the upgrade point situation, as well as having some fellow club members racing as 4's. I'm also not a...
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