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08-04-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By dmanthree

Nice Rouvy Route

If you want a bit of a challenge and a climb, try the "Crown Range to Lake Wanaka/New Zealand route. Nearly all the climbing comes in the first 7 miles, and then it's mostly downhill to the lake....
08-03-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By dmanthree

I had a crash last February, and am still...

I had a crash last February, and am still recovering. My injuries weren't as bad as his, but I understand how frustrating recovery can be. Good on him for continuing to pound the pedals!

Ride on!
08-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By dmanthree

Yeah, a fan or two is necessary, no question. As...

Yeah, a fan or two is necessary, no question. As is something to eliminate the boredom of spinning indoors. In a garage.

And the two pony cars seem to be getting along OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 637
Posted By dmanthree

Another vote for Lake. Best shoes I've ever...

Another vote for Lake. Best shoes I've ever ridden.
08-01-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By dmanthree

Start here:...

Start here: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/27in-road-tires
07-26-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By dmanthree

It does, and while they do help, you still need a...

It does, and while they do help, you still need a bigger model to move the air. One quirk, as well: when you set the fans to "fixed" at hight speed in the app, they're not really fixed. They won't go...
07-26-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By dmanthree

Correct, I have the Tacx Bike Smart. Now my only...

Correct, I have the Tacx Bike Smart. Now my only ride.
07-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By dmanthree

This is the display on my Tacx Bike Smart. That's...

This is the display on my Tacx Bike Smart. That's why I put "cogs" in quotes. All the gearing is virtual, and works really well.
...
07-25-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By dmanthree

Love it. Luckily, I now have a nice display that...

Love it. Luckily, I now have a nice display that shows me what "cogs" I'm in. So I have no excuses for how damned slow I am.

Sheesh...
07-24-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By dmanthree

Maybe, but they don't talk much. ;-)

Maybe, but they don't talk much.

;-)
07-22-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,331
Posted By dmanthree

Only time you need balance to ride inside is on...

Only time you need balance to ride inside is on rollers. There's LOTS more options than rollers now!
07-21-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By dmanthree

They're all very polite and won't drop you. ...

They're all very polite and won't drop you.

;-)
07-20-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,331
Posted By dmanthree

Other than the fact that both use some form of...

Other than the fact that both use some form of pedaling, there really aren't any similarities between spinning and road riding.
07-18-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By dmanthree

So sue me. :-P

So sue me.

:-P
07-17-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By dmanthree

Oss is out of the Tour

Daniel Oss is out with a broken neck due to a crash with a fan. Once again, fans play a part. Such a shame.
07-17-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By dmanthree

Im not familiar with any of them, but can you try...

Im not familiar with any of them, but can you try out each one and see which one feels best to you?
07-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 833,741
Posted By dmanthree

Well, this is it for me now. ...

Well, this is it for me now.

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The Tacx/Garmin Bike Smart
07-08-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By dmanthree

Shoot, I didn't know that! I'll have to try it...

Shoot, I didn't know that! I'll have to try it once I start repeating routes. But that could be a while.

;-)

You set up the "pace bots" in your settings. They're OK.
07-07-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,331
Posted By dmanthree

Hate spin classes. When I moved indoors for good...

Hate spin classes. When I moved indoors for good I got a smart bike and use Zwift and Rouvy. WAY better than any spin class or anything like it.
07-07-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By dmanthree

Will, Emma, and Peter are the bots who you can...

Will, Emma, and Peter are the bots who you can have pacing you through a ride. Just a little geeky thing included in the program. I'm indoors only now, so it's a nice option for me.
07-07-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By dmanthree

Rouvy vs Fulgaz

And the winner is (for me) Rouvy. Why? Well, both worked fine. Video on each streamed nicely, Stats were kept and transferred to Strava. Both had plenty of rides to choose from. So why Rouvy? The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By dmanthree

Checking in, but no longer on the road. A little...

Checking in, but no longer on the road. A little incident in February changed everything, so now I'm trainer only. But...still riding! Just working on getting back into form, which has proven to be a...
06-30-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,749
Posted By dmanthree

Yes. Say "pizza." Man, what a robotic reply....

Yes. Say "pizza."

Man, what a robotic reply. So sad.
06-28-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,749
Posted By dmanthree

Sure looks like one based on those replies! Ask...

Sure looks like one based on those replies! Ask him to say "pizza" and see what happens.
06-28-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

Definitely not as quiet as the Tacx bike. I...

Definitely not as quiet as the Tacx bike. I didn't hate it, but just wanted the feel of the Neo drive unit. And based on my last two weeks, well, it was a good choice. Such a nice unit. Nice to have...
06-27-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

Like I said it's likely that I was just too...

Like I said it's likely that I was just too accustomed to the feel of that mechanism after riding on a Neo 2T for a few years. The Tacx bike is smoother and quieter, for sure, and that's what I...
06-26-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

Uh, no. I set up the Kickr bike to match my road...

Uh, no. I set up the Kickr bike to match my road bike initially. Trust me, it wasn't the gearing. It was the feel of the resistance unit. And now that I've spent a couple of weeks in the Tacx, well,...
06-24-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,749
Posted By dmanthree

Except for the noise, it's a good unit. but not...

Except for the noise, it's a good unit. but not for me...
06-23-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By dmanthree

I'm riding a Tacx Bike Smart. I no longer have...

I'm riding a Tacx Bike Smart. I no longer have this problem.
06-22-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By dmanthree

There's the issue! Try a snug-fitting pair of...

There's the issue! Try a snug-fitting pair of biking shorts with a decent pad. This is a personal as a seat choice, so start with a good brand and go from there. I've had really good luck with the...
06-20-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By dmanthree

First identify the source of the sores. Is it...

First identify the source of the sores. Is it from the clothing fabric rubbing against your skin? From specific contact points? What worked for me was a Brooks B17 saddle. The fabric slides on the...
06-15-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

Well, so far so good. Like I said it's likely...

Well, so far so good. Like I said it's likely just me, and what I was accustomed to. But it's nice to have choices.
06-15-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

I've been using Rouvy to compliment Zwift and...

I've been using Rouvy to compliment Zwift and find my self flinching every now and then, as well.

"It's only a movie."

:-D
06-14-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

First thing I noticed was the ramp up when...

First thing I noticed was the ramp up when starting out. The Neo, again probably because I was used to it, just felt more natural. The Kickr would offer higher initial initial resistance, but...
06-14-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By dmanthree

The Kickr Bike Goes Back

I'm swapping the Kickr bike for the Tacx Bike Smart. Why? Not sure why, but I never felt comfortable on the Kickr bike. The old George Costanza line comes to mind, "it's not you, it's me." I think...
05-23-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By dmanthree

Question: I'm not familiar with that unit....

Question:

I'm not familiar with that unit. Can it take a standard bike seat?
What are you wearing? Can you wear bike shorts with a padded seat?

It's a very personal decision, but I ended up...
05-23-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By dmanthree

Just make sure your trainer can be adapted to a...

Just make sure your trainer can be adapted to a thru-axle. Some can't, to check with the manufacturer. I rode a disc brake bike on a Neo 2T for a few years with no issues.
05-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

The benefit of controlling both the OS and...

The benefit of controlling both the OS and hardware is becoming pretty obvious with Apple's move to their own silicon. Window on ARM is still a fantasy and available only via the early...
05-20-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

Just curious; how did you get the music onto the...

Just curious; how did you get the music onto the iPod without iTunes?
05-18-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

True, once you're in the Apple ecosystem it's...

True, once you're in the Apple ecosystem it's hard to get out. BTW, did you see they're discontinuing the iPod touch? Isn't this their last one?
05-18-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By dmanthree

I bought mine at Riverside Cycles in Newburyport,...

I bought mine at Riverside Cycles in Newburyport, MA. Brand new and delivered.
05-18-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

For the computer and the OS, yes. But the...

For the computer and the OS, yes. But the application software is another matter. And you could always switch to a different OS and move the data if you want.
05-15-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By dmanthree

Even the LBS? I guess, but I was surprised at the...

Even the LBS? I guess, but I was surprised at the amount of the discount.
05-15-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By dmanthree

Wahoo Kickr Bike Discounts

I recently (yesterday) purchased a Wahoo bike at a significant discount via my LBS. I've read similar accounts about Wahoo discounting them, so if you're thinking of one, now might be a good time.
05-15-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

The difference is, to me, that if one side goes...

The difference is, to me, that if one side goes away there are other choices. Zwift goes under? Use another platform. Tacx leaves the market? Use another brand. With Peleton it's all or nothing. And...
05-14-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

Well, I've never taken anuy "E" sports seriously....

Well, I've never taken anuy "E" sports seriously. Way too easy to cheat. Rigged power meters, speed sensors, weight lying, etc. Not the reason I use the platforms.

But yes, for lots of people,...
05-13-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

I agree; the product is not for me, but I know a...

I agree; the product is not for me, but I know a few people who swear by it. hell, if it gets them off the couch and sweating, well, that's a win.
05-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

About a month ago, when I was explaining to...

About a month ago, when I was explaining to someone I had just met, and why I'm moving in doors, they asked, with an incredulous look, "why would you not get a Peleton?" I wimped out and gave them a...
05-13-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, the device isn't "smart" and that's another...

Yes, the device isn't "smart" and that's another drawback. But if you're using Zwift and a smart trainer, and Zwift goes away, you have lots of other choices. With Peleton, well, if they go under...
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