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02-08-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,981
Posted By PeteHski

In-game difficulty in Zwift refers to how...

In-game difficulty in Zwift refers to how realistic road gradients are represented and has no meaning when riding workouts in ERG mode. But you can manually adjust your FTP % level for an individual...
01-24-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,593
Posted By Furyus

I ride a BMX with 22” wheels. No sitting ever. 60...

I ride a BMX with 22” wheels. No sitting ever. 60 years old - a half-hour ride around the neighborhood get the blood flowing into all the nooks and crannies. People look at me funny but they hold...
01-23-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,981
Posted By bmwpowere36m3

Yes, the ramp.

Yes, the ramp.
01-11-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By jwls

Do you have any issues with the rocker "walking" ...

Do you have any issues with the rocker "walking" sideways at all? I am intrigued by this style, and considering trying to make one. Just concerned it might walk, and also working on the radius of...
12-19-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,249
Posted By GhenghisKahn

^^^^^ "...victim blaming..." Is that like fat...

^^^^^ "...victim blaming..." Is that like fat shaming, toxic masculinity, **** shaming, identity politics, TDS, intersexuality, manslaining, womansplaiining or countless other hipster buzzwords or...
12-12-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By WhyFi

And I'm not going to deny the importance of that...

And I'm not going to deny the importance of that to you, but you seem to relish building yourself up and denying others the opportunity to place importance upon their own goals, whether it's PRing a...
12-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By clasher

I made a full size one, using vibration mounts...

I made a full size one, using vibration mounts and playground balls, it's pretty nice... done some 5+ hour rides and didn't die so I got that going for me.
12-06-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By TennBent

I'm Level 29. When I started back into Zwift a...

I'm Level 29. When I started back into Zwift a few weeks ago, I had about 5 million drops so I made my second frame purchase ever - the Cervelo S5 2020. I had already earned the Tron bike and the...
12-06-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By unterhausen

I built one with linear bearings and it's a lot...

I built one with linear bearings and it's a lot more comfortable. The one area of disappointment is that I feel too unstable on it to do any really hard efforts. I probably will come up with some...
12-03-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By SalsaShark

Cider & Whisky

Cider & Whisky
12-02-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By Eric F

I don't care about chatting (not sure how I would...

I don't care about chatting (not sure how I would do that and ride at the same time), but the interaction with other riders in real time is what makes Zwift valuable to me. I enjoy group rides, bot...
11-05-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By gthomson

Doesn't exist until we see pictures ;)

Doesn't exist until we see pictures ;)
11-01-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,366
Posted By PeteHski

Anyway the main point is that 1x does make sense...

Anyway the main point is that 1x does make sense on the bikes that actually run 12 speed 50T+ rear cassettes. It's triples that don't make sense on those bikes anymore, which is why they have all...
11-01-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By pdlamb

I think Air Zound is the horn that fits on your...

I think Air Zound is the horn that fits on your handle bars, with a reserve tank in a water bottle holder. But while I think it looks neat, I haven't bothered with one. I've got a loud mouth...
10-31-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Reflector Guy

WOW! Who knew? I've been doing it wrong all these...

WOW! Who knew? I've been doing it wrong all these years!
10-27-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,366
Posted By PeteHski

It's mountain bike gearing and it makes sense...

It's mountain bike gearing and it makes sense for...... mountain biking. My full-suss mtb has a 30T chainring and 10-50T cassette and it's definitely not stupid.
10-23-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,620
Posted By GhostRider62

My first goretex jacket was 40 years ago, they...

My first goretex jacket was 40 years ago, they have come a long long way.

With a proper baselayer, I do not get wet inside Gore Shakedry UNLESS I am climbing slowly on a long climb but let's be...
10-22-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,620
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Goretex Shakedry, absolutely amazing!

Goretex Shakedry, absolutely amazing!
10-10-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Repack Rider

45th Anniversary coming up

On October 21, 1976 I agreed to help a few friends settle an argument as to who was the fastest downhill rider on our modified "klunker" bikes. We had decided that a time trial was the way to make it...
09-28-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,756
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife is a long-time practitioner of a hot yoga...

My wife is a long-time practitioner of a hot yoga discipline known as Bikram, so named because of its founder. This is a specific emphasis on spinal health and the strength and flexibility necessary...
09-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,688
Posted By WhyFi

1k calories in an hour of cycling isn't that...

1k calories in an hour of cycling isn't that unusual; it's an effort, and certainly not doable by all, but it's not that unusual.
09-27-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,688
Posted By PeteHski

I don't know. But, according to my power meter,...

I don't know. But, according to my power meter, I managed to burn 1000 cals on a 1 hour effort last week. Average speed was 20.7 mph with 300 m elevation gain. Averaging around 250W
09-25-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
Posted By Ironfish653

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's...

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's more pushing forward over the top of the stroke, and pulling back across the bottom. Pulling up with one leg while pushing down with the other is...
09-25-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By PeteHski

They are washable you know.

They are washable you know.
09-21-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By OldTryGuy

Hear yah loud and clear. It's possible to use...

Hear yah loud and clear. It's possible to use electronics to facilitate rather than motivate.

Sept. FULL MOOM was last night at 7:54PM so using STRAVA as a record keeper, I headed out at 7:54PM...
09-21-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I find Strava provides me with a lot of...

I find Strava provides me with a lot of motivation - I am a KOM-hunter, no denying it. The different segments help me push harder during training; I'm generally lazy otherwise. I often like to go for...
09-20-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't compete with known cheaters.

I don't compete with known cheaters.
09-19-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,601
Posted By RH Clark

I think though gloves might help, though possibly...

I think though gloves might help, though possibly the solution is different bars and bike fit. I can't ride with flat straight bars for long at all without hand numbness issues later that night. Too...
09-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By WhyFi

There are a lot of good segments where I'm just...

There are a lot of good segments where I'm just not going to be in KOM contention, and that's okay. On those, I want to beat everybody I know, though. Or constantly improve my time. Or, if conditions...
09-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By bbbean

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would...

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would have been so lacking without your contribution!
09-15-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By mschwett

and somehow, every time i do a loop the wind is...

and somehow, every time i do a loop the wind is traveling in a loop in the opposite direction!
09-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By EviLDORK

If you view only today's segment results, you can...

If you view only today's segment results, you can see who rode the fastest into today's brutal headwind. Sadly, those results won't be visible tomorrow.
09-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By WhyFi

Never gonna happen and never should happen. ...

Never gonna happen and never should happen.



Segments with lights are pretty dumb.
09-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By burnthesheep

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make...

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make "local legends" more adversarial and gamify it a bit. Feed KOM's and QOM's into "kingdoms" instead of "local legends".

My idea:
-each segment gets...
09-14-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,022
Posted By Koyote

This got me to go back and read your post #16....

This got me to go back and read your post #16. The self-praise is warranted, regardless of what the 'thought cop' thinks.
09-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By redcon1

Same here. And my 2 roommates were not pleased,...

Same here. And my 2 roommates were not pleased, but they got over it.:lol:
09-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed...

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed or flip/flop Fixie because I want to simplify things and decrease repairs and maintenance costs.

I just bought an older model flip phone to...
09-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By one4smoke

At the risk of not being "cool" without either a...

At the risk of not being "cool" without either a one word or condescending reply...

Yes, Strava does motivate me. Examples: If I check it near the end of a ride and I'm averaging 15.9 mph, better...
09-12-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By WhyFi

Yet you track your mileage. Do you know what a...

Yet you track your mileage. Do you know what a lot of people use Strava for? Tracking mileage. Weird, innit?
09-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By WhyFi

This post reads very much like that of someone...

This post reads very much like that of someone who doesn't know what Strava is or what it does.
09-11-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,159
Posted By tomato coupe

Sock height is a pretty good indicator of how...

Sock height is a pretty good indicator of how serious a cyclist is.
09-10-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,676
Posted By tomato coupe

So, he was cross chaining?

So, he was cross chaining?
09-10-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,696
Posted By rsbob

Since COVID and not riding in with my buddies I...

Since COVID and not riding in with my buddies I found Strava and have been delivered. I have always been competitive (I know many folks arenít, thank you very much) and I can compete against myself,...
09-10-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,676
Posted By livedarklions

If today, it would be a very short one after...

If today, it would be a very short one after work. My Saturday century is tomorrow, and lately I do a 50 miler on Sunday. Normally I take Fridays off completely, but yesterday's ride was a rain...
09-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,676
Posted By tomato coupe

The chamois goes on the inside? Oops. Time to...

The chamois goes on the inside? Oops. Time to start a new thread?
09-09-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,676
Posted By Hiro11

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is...

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is by far the best investment you can make in cycling gear. Nothing makes a bigger difference in the comfort and enjoyment in a ride for me than well...
09-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,557
Posted By rsbob

Bet you did not see this coming since you made an...

Bet you did not see this coming since you made an emphatic blanket statement I do have rear radar and use it constantly to make sure I am out of the line of fire. In my area, the rural two lane...
09-09-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,676
Posted By rsbob

Have to agree with a poster above, and I...

Have to agree with a poster above, and I paraphrase, what ever you do, work or play, using the right tool makes the activity so much easier. This is especially true in construction, working on cars...
09-09-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,557
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on actual experience, I have found value in...

Based on actual experience, I have found value in knowing cars are approaching. Again, its been very helpful on gravel roads, which account for a majority of my solo riding miles.
And again, it's...
09-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,441
Posted By amokeu

How strong actually is carbon fibre?

I often see stuff regarding how strong carbon fibre is, but I also see stuff about how risky carbon is as its literally fibre networks, I'm assuming its much stronger than aluminium, however whats...
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