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06-21-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By oik01

As a final update, I did workout during the week...

As a final update, I did workout during the week as mentioned above. i skipped one workout ( because life happened). Ultimately I started the fondo with a TSB of 6. I felt great. I finished it...
06-21-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By oik01

I wish I had that kind of fitness. Great job man!

I wish I had that kind of fitness. Great job man!
06-17-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By oik01

As an update to everyone, it became quickly clear...

As an update to everyone, it became quickly clear to me that opinions on this will vary. I ultimately compromised with my coach and skipped one workout and made the two others shorter. For today, I...
06-13-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By oik01

Last week before a large event

So I am currently looking at doing my first ever cycling event on Saturday. It was a late sign up and it will be the longest ride of my cycling journey so far ( 142 miles, 10000 ft of climbing).
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

How would I make sure my power meter is right?

How would I make sure my power meter is right?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

As mentioned above, hill be follows a fast...

As mentioned above, hill be follows a fast segment so we came in at speed and slowed down gradually up the climb. We came in at 22.2 and 22.1 miles per hour. Yes 7 seconds is a lot and thats why im...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

I cant remember totally but I know the beginning...

I cant remember totally but I know the beginning pace was really hard for me and I didn't have much of a draft at all because I would yoyo back after the hills or the corners. I may have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

Fair point. Here's my power on that hill: I think...

Fair point. Here's my power on that hill: I think I hit a small peak in the 400s at the beginning but it seems brief?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

i would say its pretty rare but yes for some...

i would say its pretty rare but yes for some tough slow bits where I honestly don't expect aerodynamic drag to be that high.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

Background: Im 34 not naturally fit especially...

Background: Im 34 not naturally fit especially poor aerobic tolerance and a demanding job. Ive been cycling more regularly for two years now. Maybe 4 months of regular training last year but lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By oik01

Suggestions to keep up on the hills?

So I did a group ride today and had a tremendous amount of difficulty keeping up on the hills. On the flats when in the draft it seemed like i was doing no watts. On the hills, I reviewed the data...
04-17-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By oik01

Ok, in case someone else runs into the same issue...

Ok, in case someone else runs into the same issue ==> here's the fix I found.
I used the following website:
https://www.fitfiletools.com/#/top

Step 1: Split the file (only if the error...
04-17-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By oik01

fixing powermeter data

Any one have a tool to help fix power meter data?
I did a long group ride today. During calibration i knew something was off ( usually values are 0.3 then -0.3 torque something like that. This time...
04-11-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By oik01

Tubeless 28 c setup ... So I run them pretty low

Tubeless 28 c setup ... So I run them pretty low
04-11-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By oik01

Even on the flats I can achieve that only with...

Even on the flats I can achieve that only with heavy pedaling
04-11-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By oik01

Confidence inspiring! 😳🙄

Confidence inspiring! 😳🙄
04-11-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By oik01

So the weight should be forward except during...

So the weight should be forward except during hard braking? Is that to keep traction on the front wheels?
04-11-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By oik01

Well I just feel like I am always dropping to the...

Well I just feel like I am always dropping to the back of group rides to make sure no one hits me from behind and then I lose the bunch on some descents if I just stop. So yes ... Safety is more...
04-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By oik01

Descending question

So I tend to get in my head a lot about descending. I'm always thinking that a small mistake and I will not make the curve and end up in the valley .... Literally the only thought.

​​​​​​I think...
04-02-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By oik01

The surface is quite flush. I realized that and...

The surface is quite flush. I realized that and took it for a test ride. It felt very stable. I also found some pictures of the stem online and it seems to typically have this gap. Thank you for the...
04-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By oik01

It's quite similar... So that's normal?

It's quite similar... So that's normal?
04-01-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By oik01

Oval 313 stem gap

Is this a normal gap between the clamp face and the stem main body on the oval 313?

Trying to make sure I had the right size stem. My handlebar is 31.8 mm and I can't find any indication that...
04-01-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By oik01

So if I never manipulated the pressure plug then...

So if I never manipulated the pressure plug then I never needed to reapply that torque right?

That space between the clamp pieces .... I'm starting to worry ... You don't think I used the wrong...
04-01-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By oik01

Madone Question

I changed the stem on my madone for the first time and saw this torque spec of 9-10 nm inscribed on the frame. What does this relate to? I torqued the stem to 5 nm ( written on my new stem) and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By oik01

It was endurance zone ... But I averaged zone 1...

It was endurance zone ... But I averaged zone 1 because I didn't go high enough on the ups to counteract the lows on the downs... I was wondering if people had a solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By oik01

New Orleans in July. But till then?... :foo:

New Orleans in July. But till then?... :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By oik01

Sure. But 4 hours on the trainer sounds way too...

Sure. But 4 hours on the trainer sounds way too painful. Id rather miss the intervals lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By oik01

Coach wanted me to maintain a lower power output....

Coach wanted me to maintain a lower power output. He asked for 150 W long intervals and avoiding anothing above 180 something. Im 6 feet 170 pounds. Frankly, on some gradients i can't go up without...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By oik01

Mapping For Steady Small Gradients

Hi everyone,

I live in boston. I have tried on and off to do outside workouts but find it really challenging to find an area that is not rolling hills. In rolling terrain, its really hard to...
11-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,267
Posted By oik01

Xert vs Trainerroad

Hi all,

I was hoping to get some feedback from people who have used both platforms in the past.
I am really an amature post covid cyclist. FTP peaked 6 weeks ago at 225 and has been going down...
11-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By oik01

The aero losses :twitchy::mad:... Halloween has...

The aero losses :twitchy::mad:... Halloween has passed my friend...
11-03-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By oik01

Any lobster claws recommendations? Something that...

Any lobster claws recommendations? Something that still feels okay to use the brakes and shifting comfortably? Also what are you guys doing for feet? Right now my plan there is for an overshoe with...
11-02-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By oik01

Glove Choice

So I will try to extend my winter riding a bit longer this year. Typically I suffer the most with my extremities: Hands and feet. I live in Boston but am moving to chicago next year.

I have been...
09-10-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By oik01

Is the search address feature on the edge 530 or...

Is the search address feature on the edge 530 or only the higher models? I don't think I've ever seen that
09-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By oik01

Strava as far as I can tell produces the routes...

Strava as far as I can tell produces the routes without a specific address target in mind. I already do that well. What I'm looking for is a solution to this: your done with your ride and your friend...
09-09-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By oik01

Navigation on Garmin Bike Computers

Any tips for navigation using the bike computer? Its annoying that you can't search out locations. I can navigate if I pinpoint a spot on the map by moving to it but I am new to the area and aren't...
09-04-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By oik01

Thanks. As I've had time it's not really...

Thanks. As I've had time it's not really bothering me much. I'll think about polish. What I don't understand is what kind of surface/ movement produces these random shapes with different orientations...
09-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By oik01

Frame Scratch

My frame got scratched. I'm not sure how it happened to be honest because I'm super careful. I don't see it from far but a bit close and it's obvious. Let it be? Or are there easy fixes?
...
09-04-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By oik01

Wow. There's my answer! Next up is hairy...

Wow. There's my answer!
Next up is hairy legs...
09-04-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By oik01

Frame Scratch

My frame got scratched. I'm not sure how it happened to be honest because I'm super careful. I don't see it from far but a bit close and it's obvious. Let it be? Or are there easy fixes?
...
09-03-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By oik01

How aero is Quinn Simmons Beard?

Its in the title. How aero is Quinn Simmons beard?
08-29-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By oik01

Frankly I like how I look better at this weight....

Frankly I like how I look better at this weight. Close to 160 people told me I looked too thin. I'm 6 feet tall ... It's not an abnormal weight for me but I've consistently been told I look healthier...
08-29-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By oik01

Your right. I was thinking wheels are one place....

Your right. I was thinking wheels are one place. But not sure where to go after that. I can have lighter cockpits but I like their blender system and how neat the front end is which is probably more...
08-29-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By oik01

Nothing too serious. I'm not racing or anything...

Nothing too serious. I'm not racing or anything like that just try to join local club rides every now and then and want to feel more fit. The motivation is just for feel. Current ftp is 225 at 170...
08-28-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By oik01

Making Madone lighter

So I bought my new Madone SL6 in March. I love the bike but its no secret that its heavy. In fact, 20.8 pounds heavy with the blendr garmin mount, garmin power-meter pedals, and 28 mm tubeless tires....
07-30-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By oik01

The route I use is a loop. Is it supposed to work...

The route I use is a loop. Is it supposed to work like I said automatically? Is there a way for me to check that setting? Also any way to have it not restart with me at some of the stoplights?
07-30-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By oik01

Garmin Racing yourself

I have a garmin edge 530 computer. I am wondering if someone can help me figure out how to race myself? I do use the companion but I have noticed two issues: Firstly, it seems to go at a certain...
07-19-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By oik01

Which powermeter is accurate?

I bought a used garmin vector S a few months ago. I enjoyed having power and the numbers seemed believable out on the road but when compared to my Saris CycleOps Trainer always seemed to consistently...
07-04-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,838
Posted By oik01

Help Descending

I always have trouble descending at a fair speed. I tend to brake far too much and often will go slower on a steep downhill than on a flat just because I am concerned about stopping distance. I have...
05-23-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By oik01

Tire sealant question

I'm new to tubeless. I've been happy with the setup so far but every other time I check tire pressures or inflate the tire I get some sealant leaking ... Is there a workaround for this? ( Today it...
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