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08-12-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Thomas15

There is btw a sub-forum on indoor cycling here. ...

There is btw a sub-forum on indoor cycling here.

Paletons are expensive to buy and expensive if you subscribe to their service.

There is a lot to be said for using a virtual platform because...
08-11-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Thomas15

May I mention that the only things I take with me...

May I mention that the only things I take with me are tubes and tools in an under seat bag, air pump, two water bottles a few energy bars and $20. A cell phone and GPS bike computer, my bikes have...
08-11-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Thomas15

I have two bikes that I ride on rail trails. One...

I have two bikes that I ride on rail trails. One is a TREK 4500 mountain/Hybrid with 1.75" Panaracer street tires the other is a mid 80s Asian steel road bike with 700x28 road tires (Conti...
08-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,076
Posted By Thomas15

If it were my bike, which it is not, but if it...

If it were my bike, which it is not, but if it were and I was planning on rail trail rides or anything where I was going to be a few miles from home, I would replace the brake cables, pads and chain....
08-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By Thomas15

The size of the frame is what matters not the...

The size of the frame is what matters not the size of the wheel.

Usually the first things people change on a new bike are the saddle and pedals. Some bikes today don't even come with pedals...
08-04-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By Thomas15

Different grips, different hand positions,...

Different grips, different hand positions, changing hand positions, letting your arm hang loose to the side for 10 seconds at various intervals. All of these can help with hand numbness. It is in...
06-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,110
Posted By Thomas15

SLPD Sgt. Brandon Clark said the black Ford Super...

SLPD Sgt. Brandon Clark said the black Ford Super Duty pickup was traveling eastbound in the fast lane when it veered across the street and struck the group of bicyclists who were traveling...
05-24-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,401
Posted By Thomas15

I have a number of +/- $20 jerseys from Amazon. I...

I have a number of +/- $20 jerseys from Amazon. I also have several premium jerseys. Most rides I use the $20 jerseys. I personally like plain jerseys, ones without all of the visual clutter.
04-23-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas15

My advice is for you to print the route list on...

My advice is for you to print the route list on zwift insider and check off each route as you do them. You get basically double bonus XPs for each route that you complete for the first time, just...
04-23-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas15

Trying to get in as many TOW rides as possible...

Trying to get in as many TOW rides as possible for the double XPs. For the last 2 months I have been off my feed and need to get back to it.

Did a IRL group ride this week, 28 miles, 2100 feet of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,895
Posted By Thomas15

Same age as the OP. I agree with the idea of...

Same age as the OP.

I agree with the idea of gathering information for a few weeks and then making some decisions. Over the winter I use a smart trainer and power meter pedals and a HRM. I put the...
04-06-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas15

Same for me I usually don't get home until 6:30...

Same for me I usually don't get home until 6:30 which in the summer gives me about 2 hours ride time. But sometimes it's just easier to hit the trainer or if the weather sucks I'm not going outside.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Thomas15

I rode in the "Ben to the Shore" charity ride in...

I rode in the "Ben to the Shore" charity ride in 2019 as a member of one of the largest teams that enters that event every year. 2019 was my first year, did ok 65 miles from Philly to Atlantic City...
03-17-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,368
Posted By Thomas15

I have done only one (1) 20 mile ride in the last...

I have done only one (1) 20 mile ride in the last month. At a point about 4 weeks ago I was doing some big hills, making it but really not with the normal energy level. I decided to take a week off...
03-03-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By Thomas15

I think the reason you are not getting a lot of...

I think the reason you are not getting a lot of suggestions on the question of virtual riding platforms is because your wording in the OP is a little bit confusing. You want Zwift or Rouvy which are...
03-03-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,261
Posted By Thomas15

I'm only about 3 years into my bicycle hobby. As...

I'm only about 3 years into my bicycle hobby. As a kid and then again as a mid age adult I rode bikes and have always done my own work. I will confess that index shifting and integrated brake lever...
03-01-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Thomas15

This thread has me really wanting Spring to get...

This thread has me really wanting Spring to get here in NE PA. I know that there are some hearty souls that ride in the winter but I'm not one of them. Last time I rode outside was October 25, that...
02-22-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By Thomas15

The most Alpe climbs I've done in one ride is 3....

The most Alpe climbs I've done in one ride is 3. Took a break after each one. I would do it again and probably will do it before the snow melts. Not sure about the 8.5 Alpe climbs for VEveresting, it...
02-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,871
Posted By Thomas15

You said: We just want to know which ones...

You said:

We just want to know which ones as you say seem to really suck. Help us out please. Like you we don't want to buy one that sucks.
02-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,871
Posted By Thomas15

May I ask which trainers suck? If we know which...

May I ask which trainers suck? If we know which ones suck, then we would advise to pick one from the list that doesn't suck.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Thomas15

The Cateye Astrale 8 cyclocomputer doesn't use...

The Cateye Astrale 8 cyclocomputer doesn't use batteries?
02-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,602
Posted By Thomas15

I recently upgraded from a Kinetic RM to the...

I recently upgraded from a Kinetic RM to the Kinetic Control Power smart wheel on trainer. I actually upgraded my old RM with the new control unit rather then buy a whole new trainer.

I have two...
02-15-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,907
Posted By Thomas15

I'm a PM newbie, about 6 months in with a pair of...

I'm a PM newbie, about 6 months in with a pair of Garmin Vector 3. Prior to getting them I was using SPD pedals and I wanted to start using road cleats and get a new pair of shoes anyway.

Having...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,113
Posted By Thomas15

I'm relatively new at this sport and for the...

I'm relatively new at this sport and for the first year I was dropped like a sack of flour just about every group ride I participated in.

Undaunted, I worked quite hard and now I don't get dropped...
02-09-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,647
Posted By Thomas15

OP is about 70 years old -Rides 150 miles per...

OP is about 70 years old
-Rides 150 miles per week
-Pulls 14% road grades
-want's to buy a new bicycle
-can afford to buy a new bicycle

I really cannot see any reason not to get one! I'm...
02-08-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By Thomas15

There is at least one Kurt Kinetic face book...

There is at least one Kurt Kinetic face book group. Perhaps see if anyone there has a solution to the problem?

Other than that, might just wait out the winter it's halfway over :)
02-07-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By Thomas15

Agree. I used the RM with InRide for over a...

Agree.

I used the RM with InRide for over a year and it transformed my riding. I bought mine used back in saner times for very little money. Recently upgraded with the Control Power Unit and after...
02-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,305
Posted By Thomas15

To the individual that wants a specific frame in...

To the individual that wants a specific frame in a specific color with specific hang-on stuff that cannot get it for whatever reason, to that individual the bike shortage will last until 2022. But...
02-04-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,305
Posted By Thomas15

Most of us that do our own bike work by now have...

Most of us that do our own bike work by now have years worth of consumable supplies on hand. As we creep into spring, the supply chain will fill up and by mid summer the stores will be begging us to...
02-03-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Thomas15

Lehighton Boro got about 20" while we are at a...

Lehighton Boro got about 20" while we are at a slightly higher elevation so we got almost a foot more. Well hopefully this winter will end soon and we can get back outside.
02-02-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Thomas15

Here in the Pocono's NE PA we got 30" in my...

Here in the Pocono's NE PA we got 30" in my neighborhood. Count me as another counting the days....
02-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Thomas15

Consider a free account with Training Peaks. They...

Consider a free account with Training Peaks. They have a ton of workout plans but you have to pay for them. Some are very reasonable cost.You can export those workouts into Zwift and/or a bike...
01-28-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By Thomas15

I am also at level 37, have a bunch of frames and...

I am also at level 37, have a bunch of frames and wheels in my garage, more than i can keep track of, and of course the Tron. Right now I have 6.5 million drops and there really isn't anything I want...
01-27-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By Thomas15

Agree with everything you say here. I am two...

Agree with everything you say here.

I am two weeks away from finishing a 12 week workout program that hasnít allowed me any extra time. Once I finish, I will resume my weekly Alpe rides. I have...
01-27-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,435
Posted By Thomas15

I'm curious to know what is the OPs training...

I'm curious to know what is the OPs training goals, time allotment, exercise intensity and current state of fitness.

I ask because when I started riding bikes 2 years ago I wanted to get in better...
01-26-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Thomas15

I don't know if it was here on BF or where it was...

I don't know if it was here on BF or where it was but I read somewhere that the actual oil used in fluid trainers (Kinetic or Saris...) is specific, although common. It may not really matter to the...
01-26-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By Thomas15

The problem with having all of the route badges...

The problem with having all of the route badges is there are no easy bonus XPs to help level up. Once you hit level 30 something, the gap between levels is either 10,000 or 20,000 XPs. For example,...
01-25-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By Thomas15

I think the whole discussion hinges on the riders...

I think the whole discussion hinges on the riders conditioning, pain threshold, anticipated travel speed and what tackle they have strapped to the bike.

My suggestion is try a few hills before...
01-25-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,305
Posted By Thomas15

Supply will creep up and demand will tumble and...

Supply will creep up and demand will tumble and at the intersection of the two you will get your bike. A company that makes frames, components or piece parts will not invest heavy in new facilities...
01-25-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,305
Posted By Thomas15

I would rather imagine that the bicycle companies...

I would rather imagine that the bicycle companies would realize that now is time to make hay and I suspect we are going to wake up one morning soon, probably mid-summer, and there will be bikes...
01-25-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,219
Posted By Thomas15

Based on my ftp I'm just under 3.1 w/kg. I do a...

Based on my ftp I'm just under 3.1 w/kg. I do a few races not a lot and not well advertised races and I'm not even remotely a "racer". But I race in C class and my ZwiftPower results usually come in...
01-25-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,941
Posted By Thomas15

A basic overview of the training programs and...

A basic overview of the training programs and workouts in Zwift is at whatsonzwift.com
You can also import workouts and workout programs on Training Peaks into Zwift. You have to pay extra for those...
01-24-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By Thomas15

Good riding spelger. You did better than me,...

Good riding spelger.

You did better than me, I did it last March total time riding 4 hours 15 minutes plus a 9 minute break. I was in the hunt to complete all of the route badges and finally did...
Forum: Northeast
01-20-21, 02:43 PM
01-18-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,723
Posted By Thomas15

I got my first shot a week ago. My daughter got...

I got my first shot a week ago. My daughter got her first two weeks ago.

Just as a point of information the only side effect I had was a loss of energy for a few days, my daughter was in moderate...
01-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,915
Posted By Thomas15

62 years. My primary road bike has a triple...

62 years. My primary road bike has a triple 52-42-30 with a 12/26 cassette. The past summer I used my 30 twice, the first time was the first ride of the season, the second time was mid-season on a 1...
01-17-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Thomas15

2" receiver hitch mount. Install when taking the...

2" receiver hitch mount. Install when taking the bikes out for a spin, remove without a trace when not riding.
01-16-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,304
Posted By Thomas15

I love to ride my bicycles but my workplace is...

I love to ride my bicycles but my workplace is way too far for me to commute on a bike and I'm not a fan of cold weather. While I have owned a bicycle for most of my 62 years on this planet, I have...
01-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,368
Posted By Thomas15

I used for over a year a Zwift supported dumb...

I used for over a year a Zwift supported dumb trainer, mine is a Kinetic Road Machine with InRide3. During that year I did a lot of climbing, a lot.


My understanding is that Zwift came up with a...
01-15-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Thomas15

Can we assume that the flat that resulted in you...

Can we assume that the flat that resulted in you walking home was on the rear wheel and then you were later gifted a flat on the front wheel?
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