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Forum: Northeast
02-19-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 91,901
Posted By zacster

Just saw an email saying the e-bikes are coming...

Just saw an email saying the e-bikes are coming back starting today. I'll have to try one before my membership expires since I'm not renewing it. I just haven't used it since I retired.
02-18-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,555
Posted By zacster

I just had the Calcium score done, and it doesn't...

I just had the Calcium score done, and it doesn't even cost that much. They charged me $99 but it isn't covered. The fact that it isn't covered makes me think that it isn't considered a reliable...
Forum: Northeast
02-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By zacster

They can't stop you from riding in the streets...

They can't stop you from riding in the streets but they can stop you from riding on any road not normally for cyclists, like the FDR or the BQE or the bridges. These are closed and paid for by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,547
Posted By zacster

That's exactly how I feel about it. Anything that...

That's exactly how I feel about it. Anything that gets me on the bike indoors in the winter is a plus. Add to that the tracking of the apps and you can see improvement over that time. I ride Central...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By zacster

i did it once in the rain and it was no fun at...

i did it once in the rain and it was no fun at all. We bailed in Downtown Brooklyn and took the subway home since it was easy from there.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By zacster

Brooklyn has its own aromas.

Brooklyn has its own aromas.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By zacster

NYC is cycling heaven, if heaven were strewn with...

NYC is cycling heaven, if heaven were strewn with glass, potholes, garbage, clueless pedestrians, even more clueless drivers, cops that purposely park in bike lanes, cabbies and uber drivers that cut...
02-10-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,555
Posted By zacster

I'm going for a calcium test next week on the...

I'm going for a calcium test next week on the recommendation of my cardiologist. I was also told I'd have to pay out of pocket. I have no particular complaints, and so far I've completely checked...
02-10-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By zacster

I'm not on Strava nor do I follow Zwift Power. I...

I'm not on Strava nor do I follow Zwift Power. I use RidewithGPS to track all of my rides, and that is less social than Strava. I never looked at Zwift Power so I don't even know what it is about. My...
02-08-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By zacster

You're probably right considering this was the...

You're probably right considering this was the Tour de Zwift and there are probably a lot of newbies doing it. It is still a common complaint. Another complaint I have is with the sprint results. ...
02-08-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,555
Posted By zacster

I don't worry at all, I let my Dr. do that. They...

I don't worry at all, I let my Dr. do that. They do all of these tests and they always come back with results that "need watching" but aren't at all serious. So they keep watching and they don't...
02-08-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By zacster

Did my first Zwift race today at 65

I was doing the Tour de Zwift and today was the last day to do the last segment. I've done only the group rides up until now, but those often turned into adhoc races for the front of the pack, and I...
02-08-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By zacster

Yes, it's called "Level Mode". You select a...

Yes, it's called "Level Mode". You select a grade level and it keeps it constant from zero to whatever. You should be able to select it from the Wahoo app. If you have a Wahoo Bolt you can also...
02-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,439
Posted By zacster

Not quite. While there are bottles in the high$...

Not quite. While there are bottles in the high$ range, there are many that are more reasonably priced, and of course the range goes from two buck chuck and up. There is a huge spread. OTOH, you...
02-02-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,439
Posted By zacster

I would think imbibing enroute would be in...

I would think imbibing enroute would be in excess, but having beer as an incentive to finish a century definitely not in excess.

A wine tour OTOH, would definitely involve imbibing along the...
02-01-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By zacster

I guess the question is the type of riding you...

I guess the question is the type of riding you are doing. For a road bike you don't need to change that often, not even close. For a dirt bike in the mud maybe. My cables last a long time but I...
01-31-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By zacster

It isn't new, just new to Wahoo. Their 4DP test...

It isn't new, just new to Wahoo. Their 4DP test measures as you said, but also sets the intervals based on a percentage of the particular area of training. So an interval that is stressing NM will...
01-31-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,439
Posted By zacster

JW Platinum. It is their only blend that can...

JW Platinum. It is their only blend that can have an age on the label. All of their others mix years. That said, I prefer single malt myself, in particular Laphroaig. There is something about the...
01-31-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,997
Posted By zacster

If you can install it, it will work. The only...

If you can install it, it will work. The only real criteria is whether it will fit. Once on you can always make it work even if it isn't ideal. I've never had a front shifter that works...
01-30-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 549,935
Posted By zacster

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What I've been riding lately. That rear wheel won't make it back on the...
01-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By zacster

Especially at a bar. I did my first ride...

Especially at a bar.

I did my first ride just now since my bday 3 days ago. My average HR was 166bpm and my average power was 178 watts over 39 minutes. Not too shabby. I'm still working to...
01-29-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By zacster

I applied for my half fare metro card today...

Hit my 65th on Monday so I went down to the MTA customer service office to get a half-price card. I felt like I was half the age of everyone else there. Cycling keeps you young!
01-29-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By zacster

It really makes a difference. After renting a...

It really makes a difference. After renting a Roubaix I went home and looked for a good substitute. I came up with the Redshift ShockStop stem. It isn't the same but it still does the trick. Just...
01-28-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,096
Posted By zacster

I did that 4 or 5 times back in the 80s, 200...

I did that 4 or 5 times back in the 80s, 200 miles in one day. I never tried to do it in 2 days as I always figured that after the first 100 mile day the last thing I'd want to do is another. One...
01-28-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By zacster

My SLK supposedly worked without a wavy washer...

My SLK supposedly worked without a wavy washer and it never stayed tight. It was a 2005 or so model. I think the wavy washer was added later. Nothing kept that bolt tight. I carried an 8mm allen...
01-28-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By zacster

Namaste. I've tried using The Sufferfest's...

Namaste.

I've tried using The Sufferfest's yoga sessions, and the problem I had was following the on-screen instructor when you're supposed to have your eyes closed. She leaves out the spiritual...
01-26-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,217
Posted By zacster

That sounds like me. I've gotten better though...

That sounds like me. I've gotten better though where it doesn't take all day to do something simple. This applies to home repairs too, it took an entire day to fit a piece of drywall into an existing...
01-26-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By zacster

None. Seriously, I looked about a year ago and...

None. Seriously, I looked about a year ago and decided to just scrap my SLK as the BB is no longer available. I put on a Campy Chorus crank/BB instead. Do you want a second SLK? It is in my parts...
01-26-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By zacster

If they are spec'ed to 32 then you'll be just...

If they are spec'ed to 32 then you'll be just fine. It is when you use an underspec'ed tube that you should worry. It may still work but I'd replace it as soon as I could.
01-25-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By zacster

I put a Redshift Shockstop stem on my road bike: ...

I put a Redshift Shockstop stem on my road bike: Redshift Shockstop Stem (https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-stem). It does work to absorb the shock in the hands and arms without...
01-24-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By zacster

That sounds really nice. I never did finalize...

That sounds really nice. I never did finalize plans to go. I have firm plans now to go to Seattle and Vancouver in March and SF and Yosemite in May. Plus I also will be in Santa Fe and the Grand...
01-24-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By zacster

That doesn't sound right. I have a 50/11 on my...

That doesn't sound right. I have a 50/11 on my trainer setup and I can barely move the pedals on level ground in Zwift. Even at 50/13 I can get 600-800 watts if I'm standing. What trainer do you...
01-20-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,096
Posted By zacster

So far I have a trip to Seattle in early March...

So far I have a trip to Seattle in early March where I don't expect the weather to cooperate, a trip to San Fran/Yosemite in May, Florida in late march, Santa Fe/Grand Canyon in August. On each of...
01-18-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By zacster

I don't know what my MTBs have for the lowest...

I don't know what my MTBs have for the lowest gearing, but they are so low that I find them impractical to use anywhere I ride. In fact, I don't think I've ever used the small ring for anything other...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,610
Posted By zacster

Isn't one of the great things about a trainer...

Isn't one of the great things about a trainer that you can ride your regular bike on it? I'd go to a gym if I was just looking to pedal any old thing. And as I said earlier, I can swap the wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,299
Posted By zacster

Yes, but it is counter-productive to your workout...

Yes, but it is counter-productive to your workout unless you increase your power. Most people that suck wheels do so to lessen the effort to go your speed. It is the difference between workout and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,299
Posted By zacster

Jumping on someone's wheel doesn't even mean you...

Jumping on someone's wheel doesn't even mean you are putting out more power. I've seen my power drop by 100 watts when I've gotten behind someone at the same speed. Or inversely your speed will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,547
Posted By zacster

I had to rewatch episode 3 too, and then went to...

I had to rewatch episode 3 too, and then went to episode 4 at which point I turned it off halfway. I kept expecting it to lead to something but it doesn't. And a lot of reviews I've read say it...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By zacster

I bought a Showers Pass rain jacket at REI...

I bought a Showers Pass rain jacket at REI Seattle that was good but here in NYC I never use it. I don't know if they are still made. I wouldn't buy a Gore-Tex or anything that is expensive because...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By zacster

You have to go to a few shops and look. I didn't...

You have to go to a few shops and look. I didn't like any of the options when I wanted them for commuting in NYC. My requirement was that it didn't look dorky off the bike, and let's just say they...
01-15-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,904
Posted By zacster

I always use whatever open end wrench I have plus...

I always use whatever open end wrench I have plus a breaker pipe. It is one tool I never thought I needed. And most pedals I use these days are Allen keys anyway and a big heavy one came with my...
01-15-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By zacster

My 1990 Treks are still going strong, and these...

My 1990 Treks are still going strong, and these were bonded aluminum. The bond wasn't supposed to last either.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,117
Posted By zacster

Hating rain is a good excuse to take the subway. ...

Hating rain is a good excuse to take the subway. My better rain gear got used for a week in Seattle where it rained on and off every day and my reason for being there was to ride. Here in NYC I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,547
Posted By zacster

Which is more boring, riding indoors or The...

Which is more boring, riding indoors or The Mandalorian? I turned it off halfway through episode 4 because I couldn't figure out why or what I was watching. I've seen all 9 films plus Rogue One at...
01-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By zacster

GPS speed isn't as real-time as sensor speed....

GPS speed isn't as real-time as sensor speed. It'll work, but just doesn't respond as fast nor is it as accurate. It tends to jump around a bit. I have a sensor on my road bike but use the bolt...
01-11-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By zacster

Thanks, but I'm a 52 or so.

Thanks, but I'm a 52 or so.
01-11-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By zacster

I rode a new Roubaix for a day as a rental last...

I rode a new Roubaix for a day as a rental last November and it was a great ride. It truly was more comfortable than any road bike I've ever been on. I did 45 miles but I felt like I could've done...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,606
Posted By zacster

OK. I'm going to keep doing my Sufferfest and...

OK. I'm going to keep doing my Sufferfest and Zwift climbing to get into shape. I'll try in the spring. I only wish SF was cheaper to stay in but it is damn expensive, worse than NYC,
01-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,322
Posted By zacster

NP. Even though they say they are Keo...

NP. Even though they say they are Keo compatible, I found that my old Keo cleats didn't fit, and my new Assioma cleats don't fit in my Keos. When I needed new cleats I ordered the Assioma branded...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,547
Posted By zacster

I don't really need Zwift to become a video game...

I don't really need Zwift to become a video game just because it uses game technology in it. But I do think the UI is pretty bad. I use a Mac to run it mostly and there are some really annoying...
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