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02-26-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By himespau

Looking into whether my insurance will cover it...

Looking into whether my insurance will cover it since I'm only 41. Doctor referred me so it's valid (to me), but my university has been skimping on benefits to make up for budget shortfalls as...
02-26-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

And the fact that there's no coasting. Even in...

And the fact that there's no coasting. Even in what I thought were long, consistent efforts outside, I only realized how many microbreaks I took (even unintentionally) until I went inside and all...
02-26-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

I can push harder on flats than I can for the...

I can push harder on flats than I can for the same length of time on a climb. Something about how speed is a positive feedback loop for me. I see myself going fast and feel like the hurt is doing...
02-25-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By himespau

ST500 of that era used caliper brakes. With...

ST500 of that era used caliper brakes. With fenders, you might be able to get a 700cx35 tire on there if you don't want any clearance, but a 32 is more likely. Without could probably go to 38.
02-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By himespau

The FollowMe Tandem...

The FollowMe Tandem (https://www.twowheelingtots.com/followme-tandem-review/) was great for giving me a workout as my son learned how to pedal. Especially when he forgot which way was "helping" and...
02-25-21, 12:08 PM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

They don't? I thought I was just too young for...

They don't? I thought I was just too young for that to start. I've had the PSA test a couple times, but I've been told that test has so many false positives that it's not very useful.
02-25-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

There's no way I could hold what Zwift calls my...

There's no way I could hold what Zwift calls my FTP for a full hour, hell, I remember being surprised when they said it was my 20 minute high as I didn't remember staying above that number all that...
02-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

I think some way of letting people move down...

I think some way of letting people move down (rolling window of points in the last X number of races moves you down if you do poorly enough, points expire after a certain amount of time but only drop...
02-25-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,681
Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

Got the message through my healthcare system's...

Got the message through my healthcare system's eChart thingy that I forgot I'd been dreading. Even though I'm a bit younger than typical, at my physical 6 weeks ago, my primary care provider put in...
02-25-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

Which makes it sort of funny to me that zwift...

Which makes it sort of funny to me that zwift uses a straight up 95% of the best 20 minutes in any ride as your FTP (and zwiftpower uses the average of your best 3 95% efforts) to determine your race...
02-22-21, 02:08 PM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

If there's no divider, I'll often go directly if...

If there's no divider, I'll often go directly if I'm going to their driveway (I usually park on the curb and if they live in the cul de sac park either just before or after it so I'm not screwing...
02-22-21, 01:47 PM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

What do you think is the wrong way? They should...

What do you think is the wrong way? They should be going around it counterclockwise just like any other traffic circle/roundabout. Or am I wrong? That's how everyone here does it except a couple...
02-22-21, 12:44 PM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

I kind of think of it like a video game that's...

I kind of think of it like a video game that's good for me. Is it the same as riding outdoors? Obviously not, but I also don't have to worry about weather, stops, drivers who "didn't see me",...
02-22-21, 10:31 AM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

I think it's 50,000 m not feet. Either that or...

I think it's 50,000 m not feet. Either that or I'm way overshooting. I need to set it so every workout is AdZ (or better yet Ventoux because it doesn't have the segments to get me to ignore my...
02-20-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 133,575
Posted By himespau

I'm intrigued by the lug of the stay to the top...

I'm intrigued by the lug of the stay to the top tube. At first I thought that was the stay cap, but that's part of the lug isn't it?
02-19-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

If you make a Fitbit account. Sync your Withings...

If you make a Fitbit account. Sync your Withings Healthmate account with Fitbit and sync your Fitbit account with Zwift, it will automatically update your weight every time it takes a measurement...
02-18-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

Eh, racing is racing. Doing it with a team is...

Eh, racing is racing. Doing it with a team is fun. I know I'm not going to win, so I try to win my group or bridge to the next one, or not lose the sprint or whatever. I've sort of convinced...
02-18-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

The ZRL protocol of having you video yourself...

The ZRL protocol of having you video yourself weighing yourself, then weighing some object (a weight, a gallon of water), then weighing yourself with the weight, then measuring your height all in one...
02-18-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20,088
Views: 3,359,008
Posted By himespau

Is that wood sticking out of the bottom half of...

Is that wood sticking out of the bottom half of the downtube? Did he try cutting it for some reason (to make it smaller?) and then try to brace it by putting a 2x2 in the downtube and then screwing...
02-18-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

What's wrong with powertap hubs? I really like...

What's wrong with powertap hubs? I really like mine, and it's how I race on zwift (on rollers - with a fork stand at the moment).
Forum: Foo
02-16-21, 10:26 PM
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Posted By himespau

Been there many times. Was pretty sure that was...

Been there many times. Was pretty sure that was the St. Joe lighthouse, but wasn't 100%.
02-15-21, 09:35 PM
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Posted By himespau

Might have to look into that. We got ours at...

Might have to look into that. We got ours at 3.325 7 years ago and last I looked would be losing money with any refinance. If I could bundle a home improvement into that, I really could use some...
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By himespau

Shimano Dura Ace EX sticker would definitely say...

Shimano Dura Ace EX sticker would definitely say not bottom of the line. Assuming it's original.
02-12-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,182
Posted By himespau

Me too. Now, if only I can figure out how to set...

Me too. Now, if only I can figure out how to set a default rule where my rides are public and everything else is private. Whenever I go into the settings, I remember how one of my favorite segments...
02-11-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,367
Posted By himespau

My best 20 minutes in the last couple months was...

My best 20 minutes in the last couple months was 320 W according to Strava (powertap hub power meter). Injuries (and tumors) and life changes have gotten in the way in the 6-7 years since I was last...
02-10-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,182
Posted By himespau

I've been known to do the same thing with a...

I've been known to do the same thing with a shopping trip just out of curiosity. Usually it doesn't work because the building blocks the GPS and holding the cart blocks the step counter. I don't...
02-10-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By himespau

If you have a Strava account, try this: ...

If you have a Strava account, try this:
https://www.zwiftsegments.com/segments

It reads your strava segments and uses that to mark off the checklist. It missed a few that I've done Lutscher and...
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By himespau

Wow, that's a beaut.

Wow, that's a beaut.
02-10-21, 01:41 PM
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Views: 2,182
Posted By himespau

My watch autouploads activities. I could set it...

My watch autouploads activities. I could set it to have a longer delay before it starts recording walks, but sometimes, when I go for walks with the kids, they ask how far we've gone and I like to...
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11,464
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Posted By himespau

^^^https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/00...

^^^https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/157/itsatrap.jpg
02-09-21, 01:44 PM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

I've been doing it so long, it just feels more...

I've been doing it so long, it just feels more natural. I think it was Sheldon Brown who extolled the benefits of controlling the stronger brake with the hand that's stronger and has better fine...
02-09-21, 07:39 AM
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Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

I like the idea of wrenching (getting the right...

I like the idea of wrenching (getting the right tools, assembling the parts, planning it out) a lot more than the actual wrenching. The shop I go to when I finally get too frustrated with something...
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11,464
Views: 2,363,026
Posted By himespau

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1464...

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/146487430_10221897936132397_3283038901899757154_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=ad2b24&_nc_ohc=sCv9DEL27P4AX8CcxFN&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=7f355b7f76...
02-01-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

For us taller guys, pure wattage is not king. I...

For us taller guys, pure wattage is not king. I do a TTT with some short light guys and I'm routinely putting out 30-50W more on my pulls than they do on theirs to get the same speed. On the flat...
02-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

Maybe but the difference in time between 8 and 12...

Maybe but the difference in time between 8 and 12 kph uphill is a lot more than the difference between 60 and 70 kph over the same distance downhill. Going faster uphill always wins.
01-28-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,681
Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

How does it compare to the tetanus shot? For me...

How does it compare to the tetanus shot? For me that's the worst one (I feel like a horse kicked me in the shoulder for a few days after that one), though I've heard that the shingles one is pretty...
01-28-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5,681
Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

I had a student who wrote me this week and said...

I had a student who wrote me this week and said she'd gotten her second shot the night before and was feeling what you described and thought it was probably best that she didn't come to class and get...
01-27-21, 09:00 PM
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Posted By himespau

One more reason I'm sad they made me return my...

One more reason I'm sad they made me return my MGH ID when I left Boston. I'm only a PhD, but waving around a badge that says Dr. himespau with the Mass General logo on it might have gotten me...
01-26-21, 09:05 PM
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Posted By himespau

Only gotta sell one.

Only gotta sell one.
01-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By himespau

https://zwifthub.com/

https://zwifthub.com/
01-26-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

There are a couple of hacks that allow you to...

There are a couple of hacks that allow you to ride Zwift offline (so you only need to subscribe for a month every so often to get updates) and let you choose whether or not you want to race against...
01-26-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

If they were "only" putting out 2.5 W/kg going...

If they were "only" putting out 2.5 W/kg going down, you (and they) would be better off supertucking (though you don't get any drops that way).
01-26-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,765
Posted By himespau

Contact points - saddle, pedals, bars (sometimes...

Contact points - saddle, pedals, bars (sometimes includes bar tape and hoods, other people don't include them). Basically the parts of the bike you touch.
01-25-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

Because of the 95% thing, you'd be consistently...

Because of the 95% thing, you'd be consistently in the 3.3 range and not really at risk of moving up.
01-25-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,765
Posted By himespau

Is that still going? I was on the list at one...

Is that still going? I was on the list at one point, but all the drama of it getting "lost" a couple times and then moving and clearing out my parts led me to taking my name off.
01-25-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

Or the Tuesday ZRL series.

Or the Tuesday ZRL series.
01-25-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By himespau

Zwift owns zwiftpower. If they wanted to, they...

Zwift owns zwiftpower. If they wanted to, they could do a mandatory placement of racers into categories by zwiftpower rankings (those 0-600 points things) and end sandbagging. But they don't...
01-25-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By himespau

Once I started racing on Zwift, I slowed way down...

Once I started racing on Zwift, I slowed way down (and probably almost stopped) badge hunting. Nowhere as close as you, but I found a different source of motivation and do enough races now that I...
01-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,681
Views: 345,880
Posted By himespau

For a second, I thought you were talking about...

For a second, I thought you were talking about cycling. I don't win or get payoffs for my riding but a little dopamine hit keeps me coming back and spending more money.
01-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 825,190
Posted By himespau

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