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07-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By adamrice

+1 on at least getting a heart-rate monitor....

+1 on at least getting a heart-rate monitor. Those aren't expensive.

Current training regimens are all based on power, and heart rate can be used as a rough approximation for power, but it's far...
Forum: Texas
06-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By adamrice

That's pretty cool. I've ridden very near a few...

That's pretty cool. I've ridden very near a few of these, and I've hit at least one.
Forum: Texas
06-30-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By adamrice

I've read about the company and am generally...

I've read about the company and am generally interested, but I have to admit that none of your bikes really suit the kind of riding I do.
06-25-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that monitoring cadence is that...

I don't think that monitoring cadence is that important if you are already comfortable spinning at relatively high cadences. If you're getting accustomed to higher cadences, a cadence meter will keep...
06-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By adamrice

I'm not recording in GC, just archiving and...

I'm not recording in GC, just archiving and analyzing. This was recorded using Rouvy on an iPad, connected over bluetooth to my smart trainer and HRM. What GC is showing here is consistent with what...
06-23-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By adamrice

Wahoo did have such a product, called the RFLKT....

Wahoo did have such a product, called the RFLKT. Discontinued but apparently still available on Amazon.

It just shows basic stats as relayed from a supporting app on the phone (I use Cyclemeter,...
06-22-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By adamrice

I know you don't want to use a phone, but in the...

I know you don't want to use a phone, but in the interest of completeness, I'll mention that the Ride with GPS smartphone app does give spoken cues. It's different from what you're used to if you've...
06-22-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By adamrice

In case anyone's curious, I'm uploading a...

In case anyone's curious, I'm uploading a screencap from Golden Cheetah, showing power and HR from a recent workout. This was an easy interval session that I've done several times. I've circled the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By adamrice

This does have a clip. But the clip is pretty...

This does have a clip. But the clip is pretty high up, leaving a fair amount of loose-hanging hose, and if I slide it to the bottom of its travel, then bringing the hose up pinches it against the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By adamrice

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I...

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I thought of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By adamrice

Camelbak hack

I've been riding with a Camelbak lately to extend the range I can cover without stopping (partly due to Covid-19, partly just because). I've been unhappy with the hose management--either I can route...
06-18-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By adamrice

I've actually observed this with two HRMs--a...

I've actually observed this with two HRMs--a Wahoo and a Garmin (it turns out you shouldn't send the transmitter pod through the laundry, who knew?).

This would be impossible to count manually....
06-15-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, with all of Canklecat's various provisos in...

Yeah, with all of Canklecat's various provisos in mind, the rule of thumb is that we've got about 2.5 hours worth of readily accessible energy in our body, and after that, we have to rely 100% on...
06-13-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By adamrice

GC bug

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/229x203/gc_bug_10c699b15af4701e397498ac5953d5a7a47748c4.png

Either I've found a bug in Golden Cheetah, or that last ride was really hard.
06-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By adamrice

Intermittent HR dips: cause for concern?

In keeping with the recent questions about heart rate, here's something I've noticed.

I've been riding my stationary rig regularly lately, and I've noticed that over the course of an hour, I'll...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By adamrice

This is an ancient list from an ancient website...

This is an ancient list from an ancient website (http://www.maxmatic.com/ttw_links_mchpttw.htm), but I'll link to it just the same. These are almost all concepts or homebuilds.

There was the...
06-04-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,587
Posted By adamrice

Just another datapoint to muddy the waters: ...

Just another datapoint to muddy the waters:

In the beforetime, I was commuting to work daily, about 50 minutes total (split over 2 rides to/from) at moderate intensity. No stretching. Nightly leg...
06-01-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By adamrice

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who...

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who have bad experiences are 7x as likely to talk about them as those who have positive experiences. I think that online user reviews make that imbalance...
05-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By adamrice

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you...

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you already know.

I think the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) tip for hill-climbing is don't back off. There's...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By adamrice

There's nothing magical about factory-built...

There's nothing magical about factory-built wheels. A good LBS will be able to build up a wheel from whatever rims/spokes/hub you specify.

Premier Tactical and Yoeleo make 650c wheels. Yoeleo will...
05-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,098
Posted By adamrice

There's a lot of good advice in this thread on...

There's a lot of good advice in this thread on specific food items, but in case it's not already clear (and you're not already doing it) the way to save money is to cook your own food, rather than...
05-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,905
Posted By adamrice

Like Spelger, I recently got a smart trainer that...

Like Spelger, I recently got a smart trainer that measures power, but I don't have a power meter on any of my bikes (yet). I've been reading a lot trying to get up to speed, literally and...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By adamrice

I actually just got a new Camelbak. I haven't...

I actually just got a new Camelbak. I haven't been riding any centuries, but I have been riding a weekly ~100K, with enough supplies that I shouldn't need to stop.
05-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that...

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that is compatible with BB30 should also be compatible with BSA.
05-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By adamrice

Another approach is to get a phone case...

Another approach is to get a phone case specifically for use on your bike, stick a Garmin-mount adapter on the back, and use a Garmin mount (on the stem, stem cap, or out front). This is what I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By adamrice

Here's...

Here's (http://www.velonews.com/gear/gear-issue-friction-differences-between-1x-and-2x-drivetrains/) an independent test comparing SRAM's AXS drivetrain with Shimano's. Clearly there is some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By adamrice

This is a derail, but if you've never used...

This is a derail, but if you've never used waterproof paper, I recommend it. There are two kinds: there's printer paper, which is really a sort of printable plastic (different kinds for inkjets and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By adamrice

I've never used SRAM's stuff, but according to...

I've never used SRAM's stuff, but according to them, the drop in efficiency is trivial. FWIW.

How many teeth are on your derailleur pulleys?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By adamrice

I've gone back and forth on backpacks. Currently...

I've gone back and forth on backpacks. Currently I am in the pro-backpack camp. Lately I've been using a small Camelbak plus a bottle for my rides, and just got a bigger Camelbak (particularly so I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By adamrice

I also used to have a Speed, and replaced the big...

I also used to have a Speed, and replaced the big ring on the triple with a 55t. It shifted fine, and I did not feel under-geared.

SRAM has taken an interesting approach with their latest road...
05-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By adamrice

I think the points here are: It's good to...

I think the points here are:

It's good to know that this is possible.
It's good to know what your mobile plan includes.
Even a cheap mobile plan will cover a few gigabytes of data. The route...
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good...

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good option for this. There have been a couple of attempts to build power meters into shoes in the past, but those didn't really go anywhere. If you...
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By adamrice

I just ran across this today: Everesting on a...

I just ran across this today: Everesting on a fixie with a hormone headwind (https://cyclingtips.com/2020/05/everesting-on-a-fixie-with-a-hormone-headwind/).
Replies: 30
Views: 1,910
Posted By adamrice

I've got a custom Bob Jackson. While I don't...

I've got a custom Bob Jackson. While I don't regret getting it, in general I would recommend:

- If your body fits an off-the-peg bike that you like, no reason not to get that.
- If you start...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,131
Posted By adamrice

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart...

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart rate and metabolism remain elevated for a while after a ride. If I wrap up a ride in the evening, my heart rate might still be high when it's time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,781
Posted By adamrice

And check for fire-ant mounds first. No prizes...

And check for fire-ant mounds first. No prizes for figuring out why I mention it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,781
Posted By adamrice

Best groundscore: a hand truck. Obscure...

Best groundscore: a hand truck.

Obscure cyclist tricks:
- I fold up business cards and stuff them inside my seatpost and handlebar ends. It's a way to document the bike is mine if it ever gets...
05-04-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By adamrice

I do not currently use a dyno hub, but I am...

I do not currently use a dyno hub, but I am planning on building up a bike with one.

I'd look into running a strip of helicopter tape over the wires to protect and retain them. That stuff is...
05-02-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By adamrice

I carry my phone in my jersey pocket. I am...

I carry my phone in my jersey pocket. I am planning on experimenting with putting a Garmin adapter on a phone case, and sticking the phone in front using a Garmin mount for situations where I need to...
05-02-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By adamrice

Oddly enough, I've been noticing something...

Oddly enough, I've been noticing something similar. I started using a Tickr (electrical chest strap, not optical arm strap) recently, both on my stationary and my bike. On the stationary, it's...
04-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By adamrice

I learned something new today.

I learned something new today.
04-30-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By adamrice

GPS is inherently bad at reckoning altitude....

GPS is inherently bad at reckoning altitude. Strava can correct altitude on the back end by referencing known altitudes for locations. I don't think Cyclemeter does that.
04-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By adamrice

Speed sensors don't use the earth's magnetic...

Speed sensors don't use the earth's magnetic field. They use a magnet on your wheel (or crankarm, in the case of a cadence meter), which momentarily closes a reed switch as it rolls by. Every time...
04-28-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By adamrice

GPS doesn't care what's on the ground. You could...

GPS doesn't care what's on the ground. You could be riding across a frozen lake for all GPS cares. And all these apps do is log your GPS waypoints.
04-27-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By adamrice

If you tell it that you are riding a certain...

If you tell it that you are riding a certain route, and then go off-course, then it'll throw your averages off, but it'll record the ride accurately. If the change is big enough, you can define a new...
04-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By adamrice

Cyclemeter has a lot of depth to it, and...

Cyclemeter has a lot of depth to it, and extensive help inside the app. It's worth spending some time reading that.

Before you start a ride, you need to indicate the route you'll be riding. From...
04-27-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,832
Posted By adamrice

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail...

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail into the room and hasn't been back since. One might imagine his only goal was to get people bickering.
04-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,771
Posted By adamrice

Any bluetooth sensor will sync with any...

Any bluetooth sensor will sync with any smartphone. Wahoo and Garmin make cadence and speed sensors for $40, and Wahoo makes a combo speed/cadence sensor for $60.

The Apple Watch is a funny thing....
04-24-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,771
Posted By adamrice

How many years at $10/yr would it take to equal...

How many years at $10/yr would it take to equal the cost of a barebones bike computer? "lol" indeed.
04-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,771
Posted By adamrice

Although a bike computer might be the right...

Although a bike computer might be the right answer for you, I use an iOS app called Cyclemeter (there's also an Android version) that can sync to Strava, and can interface with a bunch of sensors...
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