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Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Dan333SP

The heavily corroded thing holding your rear...

The heavily corroded thing holding your rear wheel in place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_release_skewer
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Dan333SP

Itís a 10 sp, I counted the cogs in one of the...

Itís a 10 sp, I counted the cogs in one of the photos. OP, you may want to replace that rear skewer and the tires ASAP, they look to be in bad shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

One of the great frustrations of my online sim...

One of the great frustrations of my online sim racing days were "wreckers" who would join a server, start the race, and then either not brake for the 1st corner or just drive the track backwards and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Is this the FUTURE of VIRTUAL NOTROAD cycling?

Is this the FUTURE of VIRTUAL NOTROAD cycling?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Funny you should mention that... it looks like...

Funny you should mention that... it looks like Zwift is moving into virtual gravel/dirt just like all the former roadies

https://zwift.com/offroad

Apparently steering is now a thing, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

This is a weird thing to be disgusted by, tbh. No...

This is a weird thing to be disgusted by, tbh. No one is claiming that Zwift is 1 for 1 directly comparable to real world racing, but the people who are at the top of the Zwift racing ladders are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Let me rephrase that for you- Anyone who takes...

Let me rephrase that for you- Anyone who takes real bike racing seriously (young and old) know that there's no short cut to structure and it's going to hurt.

IME, a fairly large majority of Zwift...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

That's why most of us take it tongue-in-cheek...

That's why most of us take it tongue-in-cheek when talking about "performance" or anything competitive in Zwift, and there's absolutely no harm in that. Like I said, it has been revolutionary for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

I know people poo-poo on the gaming aspects of...

I know people poo-poo on the gaming aspects of Zwift, but I think it's worth mentioning again how absolutely revolutionary Zwift has been for indoor training. I'd bet 90% of sales for smart trainers...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

I will say, there have been times where I'm...

I will say, there have been times where I'm killing myself for a climb or a segment in Zwift, only to accidentally hit the u-turn command which completely nullifies the effort. Kinda annoying.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

If you're running Zwift strictly on an iPad or...

If you're running Zwift strictly on an iPad or iPhone, rather than using the phone to bridge to a laptop.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Hit the down arrow if you're running it through a...

Hit the down arrow if you're running it through a laptop. There's also a u-turn symbol on the companion app. I think the Richmond 2015 course is the only one that doesn't allow u-turns.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

I care. A lot. And they care when they expect a...

I care. A lot. And they care when they expect a Ride On in return but instead get a 500 watt kick in the teeth.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Perhaps, but I've always been under the...

Perhaps, but I've always been under the impression that if you drope the hamer and get at least a 6m gap on the rider behind, they "lose" the draft boost, no? That's always been my approach to trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Apparently other people have looked into this- ...

Apparently other people have looked into this-

https://zwiftinsider.com/how-height-affects-speed-in-zwift/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Another thing that annoys me is that Zwift seems...

Another thing that annoys me is that Zwift seems to rely more on w/Kg for speed on flat ground than on outright power. **WARNING: ZWIFT KILL STORY FOLLOWS***

I was doing my thing this morning and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

This happens to me when I travel and only have...

This happens to me when I travel and only have access to stationary bikes are in the hotel gym. No idea how people can stand those things. I usually end up using the recumbent stationary and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

Another Zwift ProTip: When you're just riding...

Another Zwift ProTip: When you're just riding around minding your own virtual business and you get a wheel sucker, wait until they give you a Ride On and then drope the hamer and ride them off your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

I turned off Zwift sounds and chats a while ago,...

I turned off Zwift sounds and chats a while ago, I am become curmudgeon.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dan333SP

One Zwift ProTip for the masses: Make sure you...

One Zwift ProTip for the masses: Make sure you add your excuse for lack of pace into your user name (and use ALLCAPS) so people know why they're passing you.

Examples:

D. 333SP (65+)
D. 333SP...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,520
Posted By Dan333SP

Sup with that cadence though? Doing SFR work? Or...

Sup with that cadence though? Doing SFR work? Or just tend to spin really slowly after intervals?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,520
Posted By Dan333SP

Those w/Kg charts are funny to me. I apparently...

Those w/Kg charts are funny to me. I apparently have a mid-Cat 3 level FTP, but my best 1 min power puts me almost at the amateur level. Having actually raced in 3/4 fields, I do tend to struggle...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 86,821
Posted By Dan333SP

You guys see the controversy about that new ad...

You guys see the controversy about that new ad for Peloton?

https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/12/3/20993432/peloton-new-commercial-horror-movie

Pretty funny, if you ask me. I still can't fathom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Dan333SP

I bought a pair of these wheels about 2 years...

I bought a pair of these wheels about 2 years ago, used but in good shape, for $250. I'd have paid double that for them, they're excellent wheels. Lighter, stronger, and wider-rimmed than what I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 86,821
Posted By Dan333SP

Howdy folks. We just booked tickets for this...

Howdy folks. We just booked tickets for this South African vacation we'd planned a while back (2 weeks, staying at a safari lodge for one, staying in Capetown for another). Exciting stuff.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Dan333SP

Don't know about the X, but that's great customer...

Don't know about the X, but that's great customer service.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,780
Posted By Dan333SP

Damn, both of the Domanes in this thread are...

Damn, both of the Domanes in this thread are dream bike material, kudos!

Sometimes I wonder if my affinity for Trek is tied to my original interest in the sport thanks to Lance ~20 years ago, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By Dan333SP

One of the problems with Zwift racing is that...

One of the problems with Zwift racing is that some people, myself included, maybe don't have time for whatever the scheduled distance is, so we join, attack a lot, and then quit halfway in. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By Dan333SP

Iíve noticed that too. Maybe itís just the times...

Iíve noticed that too. Maybe itís just the times i ride Zwift, but if someone blows by me at 7 w/kg, itís usually a rider with a Taiwanese/Korean/Japanese flag above their name.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 86,821
Posted By Dan333SP

Also a much lower risk of getting smashed by an...

Also a much lower risk of getting smashed by an inattentive driver on virtual roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 86,821
Posted By Dan333SP

Hereís me riding the real Richmond cobbles last...

Hereís me riding the real Richmond cobbles last month. No jet engine hum, just the sound of my teeth and cables and chain rattling.

New house and new baby means riding outside is next to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,872
Posted By Dan333SP

That bar positioning is like the inverse of...

That bar positioning is like the inverse of timtak.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Dan333SP

WhyFi explained this already, but from what I've...

WhyFi explained this already, but from what I've seen it's worth noting that you aren't going to have massive swings in data if you forget to inflate your tire exactly the same amount or turn the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,123
Posted By Dan333SP

I use GP4000/5000 tires and the limiting factor...

I use GP4000/5000 tires and the limiting factor in tire life is almost never actual wear down to the cords, it's getting little nicks or gashes that I can't fix with superglue and I no longer trust....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Dan333SP

+1 on buying used. I picked up my "dumb" trainer...

+1 on buying used. I picked up my "dumb" trainer for $60 on a local bike-specific facebook group (TravelTrac Fluid Comp). It's decent enough, but I got bored of spinning mindlessly so I ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,180
Posted By Dan333SP

Yea, didn't really know your specific budget. It...

Yea, didn't really know your specific budget. It does seem like complete 5800 groups on eBay are going for around $450-500. I do see that you can get a complete Tiagra 4700 group for around $380 with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,180
Posted By Dan333SP

Are we talking FULL Tiagra/105? Would this make...

Are we talking FULL Tiagra/105? Would this make for a good bang for buck CRIT bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,180
Posted By Dan333SP

If you're buying a new R3000 group, why not look...

If you're buying a new R3000 group, why not look into a used 5800 group on eBay or locally? To me, 5800 and onwards 105 groups are the ideal compromise of parts longevity versus performance, weight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Dan333SP

If you get a Roku stick, you can use the roku app...

If you get a Roku stick, you can use the roku app to stream the audio from your phone to Bluetooth headphones. There’s a tiny lag but it works seamlessly, that’s what i so while on the trainer. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dan333SP

OP- What small tropical island are you on?

OP- What small tropical island are you on?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,687
Posted By Dan333SP

Wish we had a downvote option for bad posts.

Wish we had a downvote option for bad posts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan333SP

IME the ones that are tighter to your face fog...

IME the ones that are tighter to your face fog up, but if they sit a tiny bit further away from your eyes they handle that better. I have a pair of these and they haven't ever fogged up on me (also...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan333SP

I will say, the larger sunglasses are IMO much...

I will say, the larger sunglasses are IMO much better as it's harder for air to sneak under the lenses and irritate your eyes. I never liked the tiny lens style from the mid-2000s.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By Dan333SP

Oh man that was so sad to read that post again :(...

Oh man that was so sad to read that post again :(

I'd imagine this has to be the same bike. Small world, and I hope OP enjoys it for many thousands of miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan333SP

Looks like this model- ...

Looks like this model-

https://www.ride100percent.com/collections/s2/products/s2-soft-tact-flume-hiper-red-multilayer-mirror-lens
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,988
Posted By Dan333SP

I've heard PepeM doesn't even ride bikes any more.

I've heard PepeM doesn't even ride bikes any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,872
Posted By Dan333SP

My apologies, the COLD WEATHER is getting to me....

My apologies, the COLD WEATHER is getting to me. I'll get with my watch guy so that we can review the latest catalogue from Patek before making outlandish and insulting claims about your particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,872
Posted By Dan333SP

I'm not sure I understand. Maybe the Hasselblad...

I'm not sure I understand. Maybe the Hasselblad you used to take these photos was set on the wrong image size, so it's hard to be 100% certain on the model, but it appears you have a Patek Philippe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,988
Posted By Dan333SP

Must be pity kudos, then :rolleyes:

Must be pity kudos, then :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,988
Posted By Dan333SP

I never knew these things existed, but it makes...

I never knew these things existed, but it makes sense. In the past I'd approve follow requests from strangers not even in my city on Strava, and they'd almost immediately kudos every ride I did....
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