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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By stampz

Thanks everyone, I have indeed grabbed the bike...

Thanks everyone, I have indeed grabbed the bike from him, and it's lovely.

Handed it to my lbs for a service and sanity check. I suspect it needs some new cables and a right good greasing, but...
08-01-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By Nishiki89

*Update* Good advice all. Yesterday I...

*Update*

Good advice all. Yesterday I completed the ride. Strava measured it to be 42 miles. I also hit a personal best in average speed at 18.7 mph. Thatís nothing for many folks here, but that...
05-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Hypno Toad

New Bike Day - SO DISTRACTED!

I placed an order for a new bike back in January, expecting it to arrive in March, but COVID-World makes everything slower. I got a call last night that the shop has my bike built and I set an...
04-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Leisesturm

I am missing the gene that makes people want to...

I am missing the gene that makes people want to work on bikes so neglected that it takes a dozen forum posts to get into the ballpark for success. Wrenching on bikes is good therapy when the bike you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,895
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Here are a couple tips, I hope any of them winds...

Here are a couple tips, I hope any of them winds up being useful. 🙂

How much you should ride in each zone depends on goals, like getting faster (once a long distance or a sprint?), build up a base...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By jpescatore

It wasn't that bad from a traffic point of view -...

It wasn't that bad from a traffic point of view - there wasn't that much traffic when we did it on a weekday. I'm comfortable road riding, but I don't think this was a scary or dangerous stretch but...
03-15-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,374
Posted By msu2001la

I finally did Ven-Top. It is indeed brutal. My...

I finally did Ven-Top. It is indeed brutal. My time to the summit was 2:04 on the Strava KOM segment (11.83 mi), and 2:10 from the beginning of the route (12.97 mi). That was with an average power...
03-08-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,637
Posted By Bike Gremlin

My experience with those: ...

My experience with those:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPov5zO7Yd4
03-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,287
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I...

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I hope you use the extra time you have to wave at everyone.
03-05-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,287
Posted By walnutz

cared enough to start a thread about it ;)

cared enough to start a thread about it ;)
02-28-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Paul Barnard

Take A Ride With Me (NOLA)

I have a 31 mile loop I do early on weekend mornings that gives me a glimpse of all that the NOLA area has to offer. Make no mistake about it, I hate living here, but in the quiet of an early...
02-22-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By surak

Did AdZ as an official vEveresting within the...

Did AdZ as an official vEveresting within the rules last year. Stayed in Z2, ascents averaged slightly less than 80 min @ 2.5 W/kg. Food was a challenge and in retrospect I should have held off on...
02-22-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By Hypno Toad

Check out zwifthub.com for a list of badges and...

Check out zwifthub.com for a list of badges and route achievements. I'm a total sucker for this nerdy stuff, it's keeping me motivated and challenged to stay fit.
02-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By unterhausen

I didn't know about those badges, going to go...

I didn't know about those badges, going to go back to doing sprints again. At least there doesn't seem to be an amount of time you have to hold the max power.
02-22-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Koyote

What is the cycling content in this post?

What is the cycling content in this post?
02-22-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By atwl77

I tried last year and DNF after 5 repeats on Alpe...

I tried last year and DNF after 5 repeats on Alpe du Zwift. I was going by vEveresting rules, so 100% trainer difficulty and no sleep during the attempt. Unfortunately I started too early in the...
02-21-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By spelger

Short improptu RGT cycling review

Thought i would give a review of RGT. In case you do not know RGT is a competitor with Zwift in that it offers a virtual world for riding. That is probably where the similarity ends though. While RGT...
02-21-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By Hypno Toad

Zwift Everesting Badge

I'm planning to take on the Zwift Everesting Badge this spring.

You done it? How long did it take? What climb did you pick? What power to weight were you able to hold? ... Did you complete or...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Andy Somnifac

No, it runs on wires.

No, it runs on wires.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,006
Posted By tomato coupe

Just one. My sources tell me it was a Domane...

Just one. My sources tell me it was a Domane SLR-7.
02-11-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By mstateglfr

Learned a new term- speedbreaker. Thanks...

Learned a new term- speedbreaker. Thanks BikeForums!
02-02-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By squirtdad

I do not quite understand why anyone would worry...

I do not quite understand why anyone would worry about power metering if you are not going to be using clip on pedals, which are much more efficient. Please educate
02-01-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By CAT7RDR

When the going gets tough, the tough get on a...

When the going gets tough, the tough get on a trainer. :winter:
01-27-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By clasher

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route...

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route badges and all the easy 'extra credit' badges... working on the 25x alpe badge but dunno if I will ever do the everest one. Riding in metric earns a...
01-27-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Cramping was more likely an issue of physically...

Cramping was more likely an issue of physically exerting yourself beyond your limits rather than hydration or electrolyte replacement.

Your body has plenty of minerals; however the body can...
01-26-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,942
Posted By caloso

I did the Build Me Up plan over the fall and was...

I did the Build Me Up plan over the fall and was pretty pleased with it. 25 watts positive and 5kg negative made a real improvement in my FTP. I don’t have a smart trainer so it was sometimes...
01-26-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By sdmc530

you have no idea how hard it is do this. hard...

you have no idea how hard it is do this. hard on the body and mind. I did the Everest badge last winter with a friend of mine, it was like 11 hours on alpe, it was BRUATAL. But I we got it....
01-25-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By Elvo

I would recommend a 46/30 or 48/32 crank with...

I would recommend a 46/30 or 48/32 crank with 11-36 rear. This is doable with a RX800/810 rear derailleur
01-25-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,220
Posted By La Tortue

Make sure you understand how the categories work....

Make sure you understand how the categories work. A 3.0 avg over an entire C race will result in you not seeing the front, especially if it's a short race. Your category is calculated by taking an...
01-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,488
Posted By Retro Grouch

" Life is too short to put up with maintaining...

" Life is too short to put up with maintaining and using crappy brakes."

Once I got my first set of dual pivot brakes I've never been tempted to look back.
01-24-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By spelger

Thomas15, ...

Thomas15, (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/thomas15-14510.html)that you can spend 6+ hours on zwift is a testament to your perseverance.
01-23-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,222
Posted By mstateglfr

Below 40, no thanks. Especially with wind. ...

Below 40, no thanks. Especially with wind.
I'll just zwift.
01-20-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,866
Posted By indyfabz

I rode straight to my local bar at the end of my...

I rode straight to my local bar at the end of my last tour. Wasnít the first time. :D
01-19-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,866
Posted By surveyor6

Dry red wine. It doesn’t wake me up to pee during...

Dry red wine. It doesn’t wake me up to pee during the night.
01-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,593
Posted By Eric F

I felt largely the same way until I started using...

I felt largely the same way until I started using the Zwift app with a "smart" trainer. For me, the social aspect of riding is a big factor. On Zwift, I can ride in a virtual world with other real...
01-19-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Ed Wiser

Itís always best to have resistance other wise...

Itís always best to have resistance other wise your heart rate will not elevate to get the exercise you are wanting to do.
01-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By mack_turtle

Even with a power bank, do you think your phone...

Even with a power bank, do you think your phone will last 8-10 hours? There are some cycle computers with GPS that will last more than 10 hours easily and the prices have come down a lot. I'd save...
01-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By 79pmooney

I didn't track the extent of numbness but awhile...

I didn't track the extent of numbness but awhile ago I started realizing it was happening on many of my bikes (all drop bar road). Noticed the worst bikes had the brake hoods and handlebars rotated...
01-17-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By HillRider

I assume there is either a VERY tolerant wife or...

I assume there is either a VERY tolerant wife or none at all.:love:
01-16-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,915
Posted By caloso

53/38 x 12/27 on my road bike. 53/39 x 11/23 on...

53/38 x 12/27 on my road bike. 53/39 x 11/23 on my TT bike. 46/36 x 12/28 on my CX bike. I guess I am usually in the big ring.
01-15-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,915
Posted By CAT7RDR

It's about gear inches not necessarily which...

It's about gear inches not necessarily which crank ring you prefer.
I went with a 46-30 crankset so I would make full use of the 12-27 cassette 10 speed. Works great for my riding style and climbing...
01-15-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,374
Posted By genejockey

I just finished the TdZ Stage 3, Group C ride. I...

I just finished the TdZ Stage 3, Group C ride. I did it at 100% trainer difficulty, which was horrible, but doable. Then I started down the other side, and I was FLYING!!! I was blowing past...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,745
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
01-15-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,374
Posted By gthomson

Naw, it's as complicated as you want it to be. If...

Naw, it's as complicated as you want it to be. If you're really into the numbers your generating then yeah, you can go all out on trying to do the calculation on how to get your trainer to match out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By rubiksoval

Buy the one that you think looks the coolest.

Buy the one that you think looks the coolest.
01-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,374
Posted By gthomson

I did the Italian Challenge and the reward was...

I did the Italian Challenge and the reward was the Pinarello Dogma F8 which I was super excited about. It's my go to bike now of all the bikes in my collection, mostly because i wish I was riding one...
01-12-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,374
Posted By base2

Watts per kilo is watts per kilo. It is the great...

Watts per kilo is watts per kilo. It is the great equalizer across all riders of any size, shape, or ability.

Flat land is all aerodynamics & some miscellaneous factors. Hills are raw strength &...
01-11-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,723
Posted By Phil_gretz

On the subject of January - I agree that it's a...

On the subject of January - I agree that it's a time for planning. I like to think in terms of any maintenance that I've deferred or upgrades, plus any particular builds that I'd like to accomplish...
01-09-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,510
Posted By Koyote

I'm coming back to this thread after thinking...

I'm coming back to this thread after thinking about it while out riding.

It's kind of a nonsense question, since everyone is different: different incomes, different life situations, different...
01-09-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,510
Posted By delbiker1

The past few years I have been spending a lot of...

The past few years I have been spending a lot of dollars on all kinds of bike related stuff. I started working on my bikes, so, I purchased quite a few tools. My number of bikes went up to 8. I got a...
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