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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Metallifan33

I've owned a pair of Flak Jackets forever and...

I've owned a pair of Flak Jackets forever and these are the greatest things. Work well for cycling or any other active sport. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:35 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Metallifan33

Interesting. I listen to the TrainerRoad podcast...

Interesting. I listen to the TrainerRoad podcast and the host Jonathan Lee was talking about knee issues he had which sounded like the same thing (weak muscle in the glute). It took him a while and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks! Yeah, sounds like the same deal (although...

Thanks! Yeah, sounds like the same deal (although there wasn't any discussion about my IT band... which isn't bothering me). Glad it worked out for you. How long did it take to work out the issues?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Metallifan33

Exercises for Muscle Imbalances Due to Cycling.. Do you do them?

So I'm dealing with some nagging right knee issues (swelling for a few days after rides greater than 90 minutes/hard intensity rides). I've had a couple of professional bike fits and my knee motion...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Metallifan33

I have two pairs of Lake shoes. One MX 237 and...

I have two pairs of Lake shoes. One MX 237 and one CX238. I have wide feet and always have trouble finding shoes that fit correctly. Both shoes are size 43, but the 238's are bigger (more space...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,616
Posted By Metallifan33

I rarely get hit by a car in Zwift. I say this...

I rarely get hit by a car in Zwift.
I say this in jest, and I know my post isn't an answer to your question, but I thought I'd just throw my 2 cents in.
You won't always be strapped for cash, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By Metallifan33

Does the 2021 Madone still have the old bottom...

Does the 2021 Madone still have the old bottom bracket?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,040
Posted By Metallifan33

I got the Vector 3s last month. Wanted the...

I got the Vector 3s last month. Wanted the Assiomas, but they were sold out and a 60 day delay on their website (they are available now).
The V3's issues stemmed from the design of the battery door....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
Posted By Metallifan33

I used anti-chafe cream when I used to run more...

I used anti-chafe cream when I used to run more than 5 miles. I've used chamois cream for every ride (and I only ride 90 minutes at a time so far). The other day, I was listening to a podcast and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,440
Posted By Metallifan33

Buying a used smart trainer. I didn't have much...

Buying a used smart trainer. I didn't have much of a choice at the time, because all the retailers were sold out of what I wanted, and so far it has turned out well, but dropping $900 on a used Neo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,384
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks! Yeah, one thing that can get easy to...

Thanks! Yeah, one thing that can get easy to forget is that most people have experience with workouts less than an hour. The national average people who exercise regularly is only 50%. Of those, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,384
Posted By Metallifan33

This is what I was curious about. Thanks!

This is what I was curious about. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,384
Posted By Metallifan33

I did this to begin, but started getting hurt....

I did this to begin, but started getting hurt. Turned out I was going too hard/too long every time I went out. I started doing some reading and learned about FTP and how to pace myself. Apparently my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,384
Posted By Metallifan33

Pacing for Longer Rides

Hi All,
I'm just getting into doing some longer rides (between 2 and 3 hrs for me) and have just gotten into reading about FTP, pacing, etc (which is a good thing, because until recently, I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Metallifan33

Yep; right knee hurts, left one is totally fine....

Yep; right knee hurts, left one is totally fine. I even favor the left knee during my rides to help (54% left 46% right). I'll check out the Kneesavers. My fitter is pretty good, but I think this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah... new pedals, cleats, and shoes are a lot...

Yeah... new pedals, cleats, and shoes are a lot to change at once, but I didn't have a choice. The plan is to go back to the SPDs and see if it all goes away. Then probably new shoes (which sucks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Metallifan33

When to add a spacer to pedals

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I am using Garmin Vector 3 pedals and have noticed that on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Metallifan33

I'd worry about the brake lever accidentally...

I'd worry about the brake lever accidentally being actuated... does this ever happen when you flip it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah, usually it's the brake disc that doesn't...

Yeah, usually it's the brake disc that doesn't get aligned properly. I have one hand on the RD, the other holding the bike, so nothing left to keep the wheel/brake disc aligned. When I someone helps...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Metallifan33

You lay it down to put the wheel on? Interesting.

You lay it down to put the wheel on? Interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Metallifan33

Ah... I wish. My bike stand has an annoying...

Ah... I wish. My bike stand has an annoying spring that tensions one of the levers that hold it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah. Big ring and small cog.

Yeah. Big ring and small cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Metallifan33

When Changing a Back Tire

... Do you stand next to the bike, or behind the bike (with the wheel between your knees)?
I have one bike and use it both on the trainer and outside, so I take the wheel off often.
It has disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,231
Posted By Metallifan33

Hot dog! I'll be venturing outside today...

Hot dog! I'll be venturing outside today...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Metallifan33

I can't help you, but I just came here to say...

I can't help you, but I just came here to say that this is the bike I'd buy if I was in the market today. For the price, looks, and Di2 shifting, it's the perfect mix for me. The only thing is, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,188
Posted By Metallifan33

wow

wow
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,188
Posted By Metallifan33

Oh wow.. and the glass incident would have...

Oh wow.. and the glass incident would have happened to both kinds of tires, so I wouldn't even factor it in.


Yeah... that's the plan for sure. Also, I'd like to at least change a tube a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,188
Posted By Metallifan33

Hey Noodle, I'm curious as to your flat...

Hey Noodle, I'm curious as to your flat statistics between tube vs. tubless tires (on road specifically).
I ride maybe 20% of your mileage (in the same area), and have been lucky enough not to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Metallifan33

ok that was it... lol, I was way off!

ok that was it... lol, I was way off!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Metallifan33

Ok, so I twisted the barrel knob until the...

Ok, so I twisted the barrel knob until the clicking noise is gone from every gear.
The only issue is that I can't shift into the largest cog on the cassette (easiest gear). I understand this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,667
Posted By Metallifan33

Are there any nodders here?

Are there any nodders here?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Metallifan33

My Bike Has Automatic Transmission!

... either that or it may need to be indexed.
I haven't tried to do this yet, but have watched a couple of YT videos and will give it a shot today.
For those of you who use the same bike outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,573
Posted By Metallifan33

I carried one for a while, but then I decided to...

I carried one for a while, but then I decided to just use the down tube storage in my Trek Domane. It only fits one tube, but in 1,200 miles of riding, I have yet to have a flat, so it works pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,636
Posted By Metallifan33

I just started using a Garmin 530, and it has a...

I just started using a Garmin 530, and it has a feature that emails someone when you start a ride with a link that has your constant position on a map. It (along with my Apple Watch) has a fall...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,593
Posted By Metallifan33

Strava Changes

I was just reading their email and was surprised to find out that they as a company have yet to make money.
Anyway, I was wondering how many of you pay for their subscription and why... also if any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Metallifan33

Since we're all doing this... I've been riding 3...

Since we're all doing this... I've been riding 3 to 4 times a week since January and am down 20lbs.
This is actually a bigger deal than it seems because I was in danger of being out of work because...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,481
Posted By Metallifan33

So I wish I could ride everyday (and I think I'll...

So I wish I could ride everyday (and I think I'll get there). I started riding because I kept getting hurt running. One thing I've learnt is the guys who ride everyday don't go 100% (or even 80 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Metallifan33

I was a runner and kept getting hurt so got into...

I was a runner and kept getting hurt so got into biking (pretty much the most common story).
I researched and decided on an endurance bike. Unless you are planning on doing triathlons, I'd stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks! This is good info (although a bit...

Thanks! This is good info (although a bit disappointing to an ex-runner ;)
I was actually looking for a better way to keep track of my progress (I used to use miles ridden when I was riding the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metallifan33

I don't have an outdoor PM, but I just got a Tacx...

I don't have an outdoor PM, but I just got a Tacx Neo 2T which has a built in PM.
These are my numbers from my 20 mile, 1hr 15min ride yesterday:

AW Total Calories - 873 (workout + calories I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metallifan33

Interesting that this is your experience. I've...

Interesting that this is your experience.
I've heard the opposite from many people that first start on the trainer; in fact, I was listening to the trainer road podcast and they were talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metallifan33

You're saying the AW underestimates the calorie...

You're saying the AW underestimates the calorie burn?
Everywhere I read, it's the opposite.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By Metallifan33

"Is that music?" "... It's a good choice..." ...

"Is that music?"
"... It's a good choice..."

https://youtu.be/XRVD32rnzOw?t=12

But seriously, the original preview introducing James T Kirk was epic with this song. It reminded me of stealing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By Metallifan33

Few songs get me going more than Fuel Fuel

Few songs get me going more than Fuel

Fuel
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metallifan33

I don't track my calories (i.e. food vs....

I don't track my calories (i.e. food vs. exercise)... but I do watch the calories between workouts. Like for example if my average ride/workout is more or less 1,000 calories for a given week vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metallifan33

Calorie Counting - Apple Watch Vs. Power Meters

So even though riding my bike is my favorite thing to do these days, the primary goal of riding is to lose weight (i.e. create calorie deficits). Although the majority of it is done in the kitchen,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 566
Posted By Metallifan33

Those are definitely not "rookie numbers"...

Those are definitely not "rookie numbers" ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 566
Posted By Metallifan33

Lol Thanks! I'm embarrassed to say that I was...

Lol Thanks! I'm embarrassed to say that I was racking my brain trying to figure out how many people rode actual laps ;)
I even wondered about it when I was watching GP Lama talk about disabling the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 566
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks! Ignoring the warm up/cool down makes a...

Thanks! Ignoring the warm up/cool down makes a lot more sense to me.
And actually I was wondering if I need to try and hold a more steady speed/cadence (when I look at my graphs, they look really...
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