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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By guachi

The Kickr Core and Kickr don't have any...

The Kickr Core and Kickr don't have any meaningful differences that I'm aware of. Once upon a time the Core didn't have a cadence sensor but that was added in firmware. So that tells me it was an...
02-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By guachi

I do HIIT work to increase my power so I can do...

I do HIIT work to increase my power so I can do lower intensity days at a higher power and burn even more calories as I'm still a fatty.

I can increase my W/kg by putting out more power, losing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By guachi

I think the biggest issue was a squealing belt....

I think the biggest issue was a squealing belt. If your don't mind a loud belt then gfi.

I purchased a Kickr Core in 2019. Eventually it developed a squealing belt and it was replaced under...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,792
Posted By guachi

I supposed that's why you'll find carbon forks on...

I supposed that's why you'll find carbon forks on otherwise aluminum bikes? For the vibration dampening?
02-19-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By guachi

If there were more competition in bike parts I...

If there were more competition in bike parts I could see someone putting electronic shifting on a 105 equivalent group set and make a killing.

I actually own a Domane SL5 and I would have loved if...
02-19-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,638
Posted By guachi

For cycling I use metric because the numbers are...

For cycling I use metric because the numbers are larger.
02-15-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,973
Posted By guachi

I've experienced similar to you. There's some...

I've experienced similar to you. There's some point, especially, after a hard effort where you back off to "easy" but with legs still a bit toasted it can be hard to really determine what power...
02-15-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,472
Posted By guachi

I think it goes something like this: ...

I think it goes something like this:

Clueless customer walks into a bike store looking for a bike. Looks at bikes. Asks salesman why he should spend more on disc brakes. Salesman tells customer...
02-15-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,472
Posted By guachi

It's not honest opinion piece because the general...

It's not honest opinion piece because the general market was shifting to disc brakes faster than the pros were.
02-14-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,973
Posted By guachi

Indeed. If I have a workout - a HIIT workout -...

Indeed. If I have a workout - a HIIT workout - and I want to do X intervals for Y length at Z% of my FTP and I can't meet my Z% (not a set # but a range) then I'll stop doing the intervals even if I...
02-13-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,973
Posted By guachi

I use a 4iiii power meter and it seems to work...

I use a 4iiii power meter and it seems to work just fine.
02-13-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By guachi

Under DeJoy's "leadership" on time delivery...

Under DeJoy's "leadership" on time delivery performance by the USPS has crashed. It's not your imagination.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By guachi

My wife has a bike with fenders. We have a Kuat...

My wife has a bike with fenders. We have a Kuat NV 2.0 hitch rack that clamps the wheels down. We've never had any problems keeping the bike secure even though it has fenders. I have no experience...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,115
Posted By guachi

So SRAM bought PowerTap not even two years ago...

So SRAM bought PowerTap not even two years ago and are shelving their products?

Sounds like a complete waste of money.
02-11-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,113
Posted By guachi

Most of the rides from the one Strava club I...

Most of the rides from the one Strava club I belong to, created by the local Trek store, were Zwift rides in December and January. And I live in Georgia where it's not even winter cold.

A Zwift...
02-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,113
Posted By guachi

I'm the only person I can guarantee will see my...

I'm the only person I can guarantee will see my Strava entry so anything I upload is primarily for me and anything I write on my entry is for me to read later. I don't think I would ever upload an...
02-08-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By guachi

On the other hand - I did a Zwift race on Friday....

On the other hand - I did a Zwift race on Friday. I knew it take about an hour (63 minutes when it was all said and done). I knew my FTP as I had tested it three days before. Thanks to the data...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By guachi

Great link on carbohydrates. 60g/hr appears to be...

Great link on carbohydrates. 60g/hr appears to be an achievable lower limit and 90+ takes some effort to mix sugar types and hydration and sodium intake.

I rarely do rides over 2.5 hours and when...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By guachi

I read a scientific report a year or two ago...

I read a scientific report a year or two ago about energy usage during aerobic activity. Specifically, they tested athletes on a cycling ergometer. The athletes rode at a set % of either max heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 and the biggest plus I...

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 and the biggest plus I saw of the 2020 and later is the ability to mount 38mm tires. With a wheel swap you can have two bikes in one. And the isospeed is really good.

I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,515
Posted By guachi

Your numbers do seem really low. My wife is 54...

Your numbers do seem really low. My wife is 54 and weighs 130 pounds and her FTP is around 140 Watts. If you have access to another power meter then that's probably your best bet. If there is a...
02-01-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,236
Posted By guachi

No, it doesn't bother me. At least they are...

No, it doesn't bother me. At least they are attempting to participate in the conversation and aren't dumping on what I did.
01-26-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,502
Posted By guachi

Oddly, I did better moving from C class to B...

Oddly, I did better moving from C class to B class. There were far fewer people sandbagging the few B class races. I'd do races and be able to stay with the front pack on flats or the second group on...
01-24-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,258
Posted By guachi

I very rarely watch bike racing. It's not zero...

I very rarely watch bike racing. It's not zero but I'd be surprised if I average more than a few days of watching racing a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,316
Posted By guachi

I really like Dylan Johnson's Youtube channel....

I really like Dylan Johnson's Youtube channel. It's all about science-based training.

257W FTP at 19 years with little training is really good. My FTP peaked in early 2020 at 289 Watts at the age...
01-13-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,452
Posted By guachi

I had to replace my stock tire after I got a gash...

I had to replace my stock tire after I got a gash in it and replaced it with a GP5000. Nice tire except mounting it was extremely difficult.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By guachi

I've never ridden a bike with less than 32 mm...

I've never ridden a bike with less than 32 mm tires so "wide tires" isn't something new to me. But being new to road biking I really like good disc brakes and, especially, my power meter. Though I...
12-23-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,251
Posted By guachi

I'll be getting the vaccine as soon as I possibly...

I'll be getting the vaccine as soon as I possibly can, which I suspect so be late spring or so. I plan on signing up for the Amish Tour of Delaware Century that takes place the week after Labor Day.
12-18-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By guachi

Arise from near mandatory accessories like a...

Arise from near mandatory accessories like a helmet a power meter (single-sided crank based, in my case) is the most useful thing I've purchased when I got more serious about cycling 18 months month...
12-15-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By guachi

I actually did my first century in Delaware. Less...

I actually did my first century in Delaware. Less than 10 feet per mile elevation change. Fully supported, including Amish pies.

I was a newbie in 2019 when I did that century. Things I found...
12-07-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By guachi

Losing weight so there is less of me to love.

Losing weight so there is less of me to love.
12-07-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By guachi

4k in Zwift is noticeable but the graphics are...

4k in Zwift is noticeable but the graphics are pretty low-end over all. If it were simply for Zwift I'd be inclined to get a fairly inexpensive TV, maybe even a used TV from a friend that's upgrading.
12-06-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,911
Posted By guachi

I own a Kuat NV 2.0 and quite like it. It does...

I own a Kuat NV 2.0 and quite like it. It does what it's supposed to do and my wife (the rack is on her car) hasn't complained about having it on the back of her Subaru Outback so she must not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By guachi

I own a Kickr Core which does not come with a...

I own a Kickr Core which does not come with a cassette. Originally I bought a second 11-speed cassette identical to the one on my Domane, 11-34.

Then my wife really got into riding and I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By guachi

It's fairly flat on most of my rides in Augusta,...

It's fairly flat on most of my rides in Augusta, GA and I tend not the pedal on the short descents as it gives me a chance to recover for a few seconds and lift my butt out of the saddle.

About...
10-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By guachi

After riding with a smart trainer with a power...

After riding with a smart trainer with a power meter I had to get one for my bike. Calorie estimates, for me, from a HR monitor are always ludicrously high. If I used the calories from my HR monitor...
10-23-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By guachi

If you have an itch for a smart trainer then...

If you have an itch for a smart trainer then Wahoo will likely have a sale around Black Friday. I think they do (or did) two sales a year. I picked up mine over the other sale period around Memorial...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By guachi

Assiomas were the pedals the Youtuber (Shane...

Assiomas were the pedals the Youtuber (Shane Miller) compared with the Kickr.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By guachi

My limited understanding is that since lactate...

My limited understanding is that since lactate gets recycled that by pedaling you use the excess lactate but your power output is low enough not to create more excess lactate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By guachi

I've read some reviews by websites that have...

I've read some reviews by websites that have tested both smart trainer power meters and bike-based power meters to ensure accuracy and I've never seen them that far apart except in short bursts. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,620
Posted By guachi

Scariest thing? Seeing the cost of my wife's...

Scariest thing?

Seeing the cost of my wife's e-bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,915
Posted By guachi

I'm a PC enthusiast. Compared to PC component...

I'm a PC enthusiast. Compared to PC component reviews bike review websites and YouTube channels are garbage.
10-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,237
Posted By guachi

My wife has two Verve 2 bikes. One is an ebike...

My wife has two Verve 2 bikes. One is an ebike she rides around with me. The other sits permanently attached to the smart trainer. Doesn't matter if your bike is heavy and not aerodynamic when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,915
Posted By guachi

Product description says "SRAM Force AXS Power...

Product description says "SRAM Force AXS Power Meter". So it could be anyone and rebranded as SRAM, for all I know. It doesn't mention if it's double- or single-sided.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,915
Posted By guachi

I was just about to post an almost identical...

I was just about to post an almost identical question about the differences between eTap AXS and Ultegra Di2.

The bike I'm looking at has otherwise identical models with the drivetrain bring the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,708
Posted By guachi

The LBS nearest to me sells Treks and it's where...

The LBS nearest to me sells Treks and it's where I bought my bike in 2019. I haven't been there since April when my wife bought her e-bike. We went back a few days ago because a screw had worked...
09-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,928
Posted By guachi

Wife and I used a Kuat NV 2.0 two-bike rack for...

Wife and I used a Kuat NV 2.0 two-bike rack for the first time this past weekend and it worked well.

Bikes mounted easily and securely enough. The rack wasn't cheap but it definitely worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,234
Posted By guachi

The few long rides I've done I packed fig newtons...

The few long rides I've done I packed fig newtons in my jersey. Easy portion control.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,798
Posted By guachi

I have a left side 4iiis power meter on a 105...

I have a left side 4iiis power meter on a 105 crank arm. My bike came with 105 parts and now I have an extra crank arm.

If it fit on a bike with Claris parts I would put it on the bike. It might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By guachi

Having done only a few Zwift races I can...

Having done only a few Zwift races I can absolutely agree with all of these. I was in the lead pack in a B group race on my favorite course and didn't push over the top of a hill (the only real hill)...
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