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04-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By atwl77

I think if you've just started using Garmin to...

I think if you've just started using Garmin to track your performance this way, the first couple of weeks might not be reliable as it needs more data to build up a more reliable history. Once things...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By atwl77

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while...

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while since my last brevet, so I wasn't entirely fit for this. The most riding I've done since my last 200k in January, were short 100-120km rides on weekends...
04-01-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By atwl77

Sadly, they took my sweet ride away when I joined...

Sadly, they took my sweet ride away when I joined the Tour of Watopia ride :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By atwl77

I notice the seat post goes over the down tube...

I notice the seat post goes over the down tube instead of the normal other way around. Not sure what the advantages of this method are, but if something breaks there seems like you're more likely to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By atwl77

Last Saturday I went all-out on one of my usual...

Last Saturday I went all-out on one of my usual short 20-ish km routes as a sort of fitness test. Averaged 32.2km/h and felt like I was getting slower - in 2019 I semi-regularly used to do 34km/h...
03-15-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,718
Posted By atwl77

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz...

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz headphones.

Or maybe that (arguably fugly) Bose Tempo glasses.
02-27-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By atwl77

Weather changes and day/night cycles help break...

Weather changes and day/night cycles help break the monotony of seeing the same environment over and over again. It is a very common effect in any game or simulation with a 3d environment, and a...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By atwl77

Unsurprisingly, it's been moved to June. That's...

Unsurprisingly, it's been moved to June. That's in the middle of my country's planned vaccination period, so it still feels a bit early, but apparently plans are already put to motion including...
02-22-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By atwl77

Most compacts can be operated one-handed - their...

Most compacts can be operated one-handed - their controls are typically arranged on the right side of the camera so if you're a right-hander, all it takes is familiarity with the model you buy. Just...
02-21-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By atwl77

I don't know much about velodrome cycling other...

I don't know much about velodrome cycling other than the occasional keirin or team pursuit that I see on YouTube... but wow that angle looks scary steep compared to the usual higher up views I've...
02-20-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By atwl77

Apidura? Racing Bolt-On Top Tube Pack (1L) |...

Apidura?
Racing Bolt-On Top Tube Pack (1L) | Apidura (https://www.apidura.com/shop/racing-bolt-on-top-tube-pack/)
02-10-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By atwl77

Huh? 70% FTP? What kind of tabata is that?

Huh? 70% FTP? What kind of tabata is that?
02-02-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,210
Posted By atwl77

Considering some of the short, punchy hills in my...

Considering some of the short, punchy hills in my country, I love the availability of climbs like the Radio Tower. However not a fan of its location, immediately after the Epic KOM climb, which gives...
01-12-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,868
Posted By atwl77

This is what I use when I plan to climb ADZ or...

This is what I use when I plan to climb ADZ or Ven-Top exclusively:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/20201129_135610_c609722d0eb6c2e6884d73f81612dfb449916bcd.jpg
...
01-12-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,868
Posted By atwl77

Here are the key differences that I have...

Here are the key differences that I have observed:

ADZ gives you around 5km of warm-up going through the Mayan Jungle route before the actual climb if you pick the Road to Sky route, whereas...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By atwl77

First audax of 2021 completed yesterday! 200km of...

First audax of 2021 completed yesterday! 200km of rolling roads, 1757m elevation. Longer ride report posted over at the long distance forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/21872220-post4.html
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By atwl77

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink...

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink Ride yesterday. The Pink Ride is essentially a BRM200 with a beginner-friendly route, and ladies get to ride for free, but due to the current pandemic it...
12-07-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,147
Posted By atwl77

In my opinion, to make the most out of TP you...

In my opinion, to make the most out of TP you need to understand the numbers (ATL, CTL, TSB), now they relate to each other, and how this affects your Performance Management Chart...
12-07-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,860
Posted By atwl77

3.141592654

3.141592654
12-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By atwl77

Congrats on your purchase. If you're...

Congrats on your purchase.

If you're considering another phone for this, might I suggest an Apple TV instead? While I don't have one, but I believe a number of Zwifters on this forum do have one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,305
Posted By atwl77

In the big groups that I rode with (pre-covid...

In the big groups that I rode with (pre-covid times), the two important things that the ride leaders stressed upon at the start of any ride are that (1) if you're in the pack you must always covering...
12-02-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By atwl77

Nope, bad advice especially to someone who's not...

Nope, bad advice especially to someone who's not very familiar with their bike. Too short and you risk damaging the RD.
12-02-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,585
Posted By atwl77

Exactly. Recently I finally managed to get a...

Exactly. Recently I finally managed to get a sub-60 PR on Alpe du Zwift (more specifically 59:45). Who cares if others made it in faster than me, or whether they cheated or not to get it? Most...
11-22-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By atwl77

If you use Garmin, then the assumption is that...

If you use Garmin, then the assumption is that you'll be using Garmin Connect and likewise, if you use Wahoo then you'll be connected to whatever it is Wahoo has for its fitness tracking platform....
11-22-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By atwl77

Picture looks like a 3D render. Says a lot if the...

Picture looks like a 3D render. Says a lot if the ad doesn't want you to see the real thing.
11-22-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,921
Posted By atwl77

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p7W5tmWE0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p7W5tmWE0
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By atwl77

Although my local audax club has already posted...

Although my local audax club has already posted their entire 2021 plan, but due to the current pandemic I'm going to assume that things are not set in stone and there's bound to be changes and...
09-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By atwl77

Wait 30 minutes before cold shower after a hard...

Wait 30 minutes before cold shower after a hard workout?

Some of us take a cold shower in the middle of the hard workout, especially on very hot and humid days (assuming you call pouring cold...
Replies: 115
Views: 19,455
Posted By atwl77

I just completed my 300k and with that, completed...

I just completed my 300k and with that, completed the full SR series for the year.

The route itself is very nice and scenic; essentially one big mountain, plus around 100km of flat tacked on at...
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By atwl77

Great ride. Definitely listen to your body during...

Great ride. Definitely listen to your body during the ride. I'm sure you'll be able to hit 100 the next time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,035
Posted By atwl77

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not...

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not disrespectful to my bikes

Also OP: throwing my bike down bailing

Me: :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,873
Posted By atwl77

A cycling-specific jacket, when rolled up...

A cycling-specific jacket, when rolled up properly, should easily fit in a jersey pocket. If it does not, perhaps yours isn't cycling-specific? In any case, with some velcro straps you can roll it up...
09-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By atwl77

If I remember correctly, some Cateye lights such...

If I remember correctly, some Cateye lights such as the Omni 3 came with a round plastic tube adapter accessory (it looks like a small circular plastic tube that's been cut along its length);...
09-07-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,517
Posted By atwl77

Aftershokz Aeropex bone-conducting headphones. Is...

Aftershokz Aeropex bone-conducting headphones. Is weather-proof and has all the controls that you mentioned.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By atwl77

I completed the BRM1000 audax, longest ride I've...

I completed the BRM1000 audax, longest ride I've done this year. I've left a longer/detailed ride report over at the long distance forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/21670377-post104.html).
...
Replies: 115
Views: 19,455
Posted By atwl77

Completed my 1000k over the weekend. That...

Completed my 1000k over the weekend. That infamous climb that I mentioned earlier? Yeah, it's that nasty.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By atwl77

Just a short tempo-based training ride around my...

Just a short tempo-based training ride around my neighbourhood. Didn't want to go too far or too hard as I'm preparing for a big ride at the end of the week....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,987
Posted By atwl77

Alternatively, do it like the triathletes do and...

Alternatively, do it like the triathletes do and carry extra bottles behind the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,904
Posted By atwl77

Or just use the valve nut instead of throwing it...

Or just use the valve nut instead of throwing it away?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By atwl77

600k audax. Both hot weather (36C max, according...

600k audax. Both hot weather (36C max, according to the Garmin) and heavy rain in one ride, and experienced pain in both legs with over 200km to go. But I survived and finished in time.
...
Replies: 115
Views: 19,455
Posted By atwl77

I did the 600K this weekend. Weather forecasts...

I did the 600K this weekend. Weather forecasts predicted a very wet ride, so I packed extra gloves and socks, in addition to an extra change of clothes for the overnight.

It started pretty cool in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 21,522
Posted By atwl77

It's divisive just like any other divisive...

It's divisive just like any other divisive product or brand... Canon vs Nikon, full frame vs Micro Four Thirds, Leica vs everyone else, Mac vs PC, Android vs iOS, etc.

Who cares what others think,...
07-19-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By atwl77

I ended up doing L'Etape stage 3 today, because I...

I ended up doing L'Etape stage 3 today, because I had washed my bike yesterday afternoon, then it rained from evening right into the night and the roads were all still wet by morning, lol.

Had two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By atwl77

France - while waiting to cross the road in...

France - while waiting to cross the road in Rambouillet, some drivers even stopped to let me cross first.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By atwl77

It's... different. Not necessarily harder, just...

It's... different. Not necessarily harder, just feels different.

To remove:
- Little ring in front, little ring at the back.
- Loosen the quick release.
- Grab the end of the rear derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By atwl77

Long ride to the beach on Sunday. The first half...

Long ride to the beach on Sunday. The first half of the route was hilly, then mostly flat on the way back. McDonald's snack mid-point before heading back. Started off too hard though, legs hurting on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By atwl77

Wearing a backpack (or hydration pack) for long...

Wearing a backpack (or hydration pack) for long distances needs a proper fit (of the bag). Straps tensioned properly and the correct length, and all that. People have used backpacks for as long as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By atwl77

I never bother with the letter designations...

I never bother with the letter designations (S,M,L,XL, etc) and always refer to the actual measurements (chest, waist, etc) for sizing since they can vary considerably among manufacturers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,504
Posted By atwl77

Note that only shows on paid users though (or at...

Note that only shows on paid users though (or at least on the mobile app, not sure if the website shows differently).
And often I also look at the power zones to see which zone they spend most of...
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