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05-24-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By tntyz

Life in the Peloton can be outstanding. Some of...

Life in the Peloton can be outstanding. Some of the episodes have brought tears to my eyes.
05-18-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By tntyz

Another thing to try is to tighten up the strap a...

Another thing to try is to tighten up the strap a bit. The elastic in mine started to go this helped.
05-03-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By tntyz

So I unplugged all of the connections related to...

So I unplugged all of the connections related to the D-Fly, then plugged them all back in carefully using the Shimano tool. Works better than ever! I blame the connection where the patch cord plugs...
04-28-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By tntyz

D-Fly and Edge 520 don't play nice together?

My Edge 520 and EWWU111 don't want to work together. I've had them both for about a year. Periodically, the 520 seems to lose the D-Fly and reconnect - like every 30 seconds. This really drains the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By tntyz

I had the same problem with my Domane. Dealer...

I had the same problem with my Domane. Dealer gave me a torque wrench for the seat with advice never to use anything else. The wrench is rated at 5 nm; the seatpost seat clamp spec is 6-9nm. I...
03-16-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By tntyz

I've been using the same pair of REI cycling...

I've been using the same pair of REI cycling pants for 10 years now. Not very aero, but work great as a top layer with long johns underneath. Looks like they're on sale for about $25 right now.
03-16-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,065
Posted By tntyz

In years gone by I would ride outside as long as...

In years gone by I would ride outside as long as there was no ice on the roads and temps above 20 F. Now with a decent trainer and Zwift I suddenly don't feel so motivated to go out in the cold....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By tntyz

That's what I keep telling myself . . .

That's what I keep telling myself . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By tntyz

VO2 Max indicates I May be dead

Garmin Connect just gave me a badge for improved VO2 Max so I decided to see what they think it is. Current VO2 is 26 - up from 16! I didn't realize how bad this winter has been on my fitness level....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,964
Posted By tntyz

My favorite response!

My favorite response!
01-05-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By tntyz

Zwift and the joy of finishing?

My outdoor rides typically hit a couple of local points of interest, have spots where I can get water and food, and always end up back at home. Zwift rides seem different to me. I end up setting...
12-31-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By tntyz

If you're willing to put up with something...

If you're willing to put up with something team-branded you can get some really nice stuff for greatly reduced prices. I picked up some Giordana "Astana" bibs for about $130 on Amazon. The same bibs...
12-31-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By tntyz

My 2018 cycling goal was about miles. At the end...

My 2018 cycling goal was about miles. At the end I was riding only to get miles on. Maybe 2019 will be the year I focus on increased power, speed, and climbing instead. Having trouble with how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By tntyz

Never enough. Never.

Never enough. Never.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,874
Posted By tntyz

Seems like combining radar like the Garmin Varia...

Seems like combining radar like the Garmin Varia and a camera might be a way to get extended battery life. Only record when a vehicle is approaching from behind.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,886
Posted By tntyz

Cleat position may have something to do with...

Cleat position may have something to do with this, too. A few years ago I went from full-forward cleats to a bit further back which led to less ankle extension which led to a lower saddle height.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By tntyz

Big fan of the Flare R here. Since I started...

Big fan of the Flare R here. Since I started using it, drivers give me noticeably more room even in the sunlight. Up front I use a Light and Motion Urban 800. It's got a good variety of intensities,...
08-26-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By tntyz

Took it to the dealer where I purchased the bike...

Took it to the dealer where I purchased the bike and they agree. Off to Trek to see if warranty covers it. Seems a shame that failure of a $1 part means the frame is trash.
08-24-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By tntyz

Broken Seatpost Sleeve Removal?

The seatpost on my Madone 4.5 starting creaking during the last few rides. I pulled it out only to find that 2 of the four "tabs" on the aluminum seatpost sleeve have broken off. How do I go about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,773
Posted By tntyz

I'm in the market for a good CF mirror. The one...

I'm in the market for a good CF mirror. The one I have now whistles so loud I can't hear my iPod while riding on the sidewalk. And before anyone asks, I DID use the search function.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By tntyz

Ended up with a noisy drive train after changing...

Ended up with a noisy drive train after changing out cassette and chain (it was the first time I've done this on my own). I tried every adjustment. Finally took everything apart and put it back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,741
Posted By tntyz

Local library a few times. Stopped in at a...

Local library a few times. Stopped in at a church social one time, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,631
Posted By tntyz

I had the same setup as the OP. New pads helped...

I had the same setup as the OP. New pads helped substantially. Braking from the hoods still gives less stopping power (meaning - have to squeeze harder) than my hybrid w/v-brakes. In the drops I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,033
Posted By tntyz

I don't know how ANT works. Is it 2-way? If...

I don't know how ANT works. Is it 2-way? If not, how does this get data from the Garmin?
07-25-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,402
Posted By tntyz

Three lefts make a right. Problem solved.

Three lefts make a right. Problem solved.
07-24-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,402
Posted By tntyz

The other day I signalled for a right turn with...

The other day I signalled for a right turn with my right arm. I went around the corner and the signal didn't go off. I bet I rode three blocks before I realized I still had my signal arm out there!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By tntyz

I set mine in the sink with water in such a way...

I set mine in the sink with water in such a way that only the straps are submerged. If I soak the whole helmet it takes forever to get all the water out.

Removable straps would be great, IMHO.
07-22-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,402
Posted By tntyz

"Trained"? More likely they were made aware of...

"Trained"? More likely they were made aware of the hand signals in a class some time. And that was probably a long time ago for them. I seldom see hand signals even used other than by bicyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By tntyz

Exercise is supposed to elevate your metabolism. ...

Exercise is supposed to elevate your metabolism. Is the reading from a Garmin 500, for instance, the calories burned during exercise or does it include the effect of increased metabolism?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By tntyz

I'm 55. My max measured heart rate this year is...

I'm 55. My max measured heart rate this year is 189. I do plenty of rides averaging 170. Resting HR is in the low 50's. Normal covers a wide range and it is best to understand what your numbers...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By tntyz

I accidentally hooked up with a local this...

I accidentally hooked up with a local this weekend and had a blast with them. Very nice people. Next time I meet up with them it will be planned.
07-15-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By tntyz

I think that is one reason they all slow down to...

I think that is one reason they all slow down to let people catch up. If tacks made a difference, then it would happen again and again. Shameful.
07-14-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,501
Posted By tntyz

+1 based on my experience, too. Most noticeable...

+1 based on my experience, too. Most noticeable on longer rides which the OP says are not in the plan.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,352
Posted By tntyz

My answer: Same distance as your pedals + the...

My answer: Same distance as your pedals + the results of your answer to my prior post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,352
Posted By tntyz

OP - How often did you stop? Did you put both...

OP - How often did you stop? Did you put both feet down at each stop, or only one?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By tntyz

OP - Sorry, but your story actually made me laugh.

OP - Sorry, but your story actually made me laugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,196
Posted By tntyz

Only if they are part of a Strava segment.

Only if they are part of a Strava segment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 05:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,928
Posted By tntyz

Carry some more weight with you so you can fill...

Carry some more weight with you so you can fill the front tire to the proper pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,549
Posted By tntyz

+1. I do not understand the fear of using a...

+1. I do not understand the fear of using a traditional workstand w/carbon post. Just be careful.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,928
Posted By tntyz

Same for me but on 700x23 tires.

Same for me but on 700x23 tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By tntyz

Seemed tight, but didn't use a torque wrench. ...

Seemed tight, but didn't use a torque wrench. I'm going with this since nothing else seemed to have changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By tntyz

Sudden Silence - What the heck?

A couple months ago put on a new chain (Dura Ace 10-speed) and rear cassette (Shimano CS-5700). Everything worked okay, but the drivetrain was a little noisy after the change. RD adjustments did no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By tntyz

Pump head sometimes catches on the little nut as...

Pump head sometimes catches on the little nut as you remove the pump. Suggestion - do not fully unscrew the nut. Less chance that it will get caught by the pump head.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-12, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By tntyz

I have washed mine while in my repair stand with...

I have washed mine while in my repair stand with wheels removed. Works great. Must dry it, though, because our outside water is very hard and leaves spots.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,299
Posted By tntyz

Awesome. Best story of the week.

Awesome. Best story of the week.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By tntyz

I think latest firmware level gives you 5 screens.

I think latest firmware level gives you 5 screens.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,155
Posted By tntyz

Can someone please translate this for me?

Can someone please translate this for me?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,274
Posted By tntyz

You have to actually reference 41. We are our...

You have to actually reference 41. We are our biggest cliche.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,155
Posted By tntyz

Seems more like a matter of being able to...

Seems more like a matter of being able to effectively communicate. The industry calls it "carbon". If someone started talking about their plastic bike, I wouldn't know what the heck they meant.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,750
Posted By tntyz

This is really disheartening, especially when you...

This is really disheartening, especially when you just know you have one more gear . . . and it's not there.
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