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Posted By atwl77

A bit on the late side, but I put up a more...

A bit on the late side, but I put up a more detailed write-up about my recent BRM1000 ride up on my blog: https://adriantung.net/wp/2020/09/12/riding-a-brm1000-during-a-pandemic/
09-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By atwl77

Speaking of Bluetooth speakers, since some users...

Speaking of Bluetooth speakers, since some users mentioned those, I have heard the JBL Clip (someone had them during the ride) but I didn't really like the sound quality. On a different ride someone...
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Posted By atwl77

Haha turns out those moving times estimates were...

Haha turns out those moving times estimates were quite off: https://twitter.com/dotwatcher/status/1303635208340676609?s=19
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Posted By atwl77

Lachlan Morton's Badlands 2020 win

https://dotwatcher.cc/race/badlands-2020#lachlan-morton-wins-badlands-2020

I'm looking at his time -- 43h 50m, with only ~20m stopped time -- and I'm wondering, how?? I mean, nearly two days of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,015
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: 5
Views: 233
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: 19
Views: 631
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.
09-06-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By atwl77

A microphone has to be close to your mouth in...

A microphone has to be close to your mouth in order to get clear sound. Your wired headset works better because the mic module hangs further down the cable, closer to your mouth. The wireless earbuds...
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Posted By atwl77

Gotta love loops and wished my local audax club...

Gotta love loops and wished my local audax club would do stuff like this. Congrats!
09-03-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 576
Posted By atwl77

If you're set on using GoPro mounts, another...

If you're set on using GoPro mounts, another option to consider is Cateye. They have an official accessory that allows you to mount most of their front lights to any standard GoPro mount.

The...
08-31-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By atwl77

Are you using Bluetooth or ANT+? And how is the...

Are you using Bluetooth or ANT+? And how is the wifi congestion from your neighbours?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
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).
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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.
...
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Posted By atwl77

Speaking of climbs, the 1000k that I'll be riding...

Speaking of climbs, the 1000k that I'll be riding at the end of this week features this gem of a segment (https://www.strava.com/segments/2502494). Sure it's short, but on a 1000k with all the stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
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....
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Posted By atwl77

Yours probably came from a batch after they...

Yours probably came from a batch after they realized the error and fixed it.

Think I'll keep mine as is; I guess those of us with the 2018 medals are now owners of a rare "limited edition" run...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By atwl77

On Sunday, it started raining outside just as I...

On Sunday, it started raining outside just as I was about to get dressed to head out for a meet-up and ride. They decided to postpone by 30 minutes to see if it was just a passing shower, but within...
08-13-20, 11:00 PM
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Posted By atwl77

I would also love to see something come with a...

I would also love to see something come with a modern USB-C port, but I suspect we're not going to have any of that anytime soon because ANT+ and Bluetooth are simply so universal right now....
08-11-20, 08:48 PM
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Posted By atwl77

That doesn't look like it'll be of any help. ...

That doesn't look like it'll be of any help.

The purpose of the lanyard is to secure the Garmin onto the bike in case it somehow gets ejected from the quarter turn mount; the force that makes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,376
Posted By atwl77

I've used an Elite Skekane which, depending on...

I've used an Elite Skekane which, depending on the shape of your saddle rails, may or may not be a pain to install. But on the upside, it has enough space to still fit a small saddle bag (if...
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Posted By atwl77

Nice ride. Rain often screws with recorded...

Nice ride. Rain often screws with recorded elevation, so the more rain the less I would trust Garmin's final readout.
For my previous 600k, my audax club used QR codes, so we just scan the code...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,376
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: 35
Views: 1,345
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
08-09-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By atwl77

Very hot weather this week, so I opted to just go...

Very hot weather this week, so I opted to just go for a short but hard ride this Sunday. 23.22km with 131m elevation, avg speed 33.0km/h. 1.05 IF and 77 TSS. I woke up a bit late so left the house...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By atwl77

Just a short 58km Sunday morning ride. Took a...

Just a short 58km Sunday morning ride. Took a week off the bike since last week's 600k as recovery, based on my Training Peaks stats. Felt good and able to maintain relatively high intensity...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By atwl77

Pretty much agree with what's been said here....

Pretty much agree with what's been said here. Especially with standing starts from traffic light, they spin too freely to clip in reliably. But as power meters, excellent. On the power imbalance...
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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
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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
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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: 1,228
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.
07-15-20, 08:50 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Yeah, I did stage 3 on Monday and stage 4...

Yeah, I did stage 3 on Monday and stage 4 yesterday. Lots of pics for that first time on stage 3, but too bad at the end of the ride Zwift only allows a maximum of 5. I still ended up plastering them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
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
07-14-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By atwl77

Do virtual rides count? Because I did loops...

Do virtual rides count? Because I did loops around Zwift's Watopia Tempus Fugit route (approx. 17km) for a 230km ride (including lead-in and lead-out).

In the real world, most I did was an approx....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By atwl77

Topeak Hybrid Rocket HP. It's essentially a...

Topeak Hybrid Rocket HP. It's essentially a Topeak Race Rocket HP with CO2 inflator, kills 2 birds with 1 stone. It lives on the downtube of my bike and, on the rare occasions that I need to use it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By atwl77

And Alberto Contador is now the current holder,...

And Alberto Contador is now the current holder, lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,930
Posted By atwl77

I have no idea what the actual temperatures were,...

I have no idea what the actual temperatures were, but this has been the hottest I have faced, and would rather not face such heat again if I could help it... but since I ride audax events, I have to...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By atwl77

My power output drops under heat. I always end up...

My power output drops under heat. I always end up stopping more often, preferably inside air-conditioned convenience stores, for cold drinks or ice cream, but even just a shade is better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By atwl77

Sunday, did a long-but-not-too-long ride, hoping...

Sunday, did a long-but-not-too-long ride, hoping to reach home before the afternoon sun was full on. Rode to the airport to look at planes taking off and landing, but unfortunately during these times...
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Posted By atwl77

Interestingly, for this month of July my local...

Interestingly, for this month of July my local audax club is trying to start doing BRMs again -- more specifically, BRM400 and BRM600 at the end of the month. But to comply with the current local...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,843
Posted By atwl77

Their wording seems odd and doesn't match my...

Their wording seems odd and doesn't match my experience. For reference, this is what they're saying:



...but the bolded parts of that seem to suggest it will only report a new FTP estimate, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,843
Posted By atwl77

I don't think Garmin's FTP estimate is as simple...

I don't think Garmin's FTP estimate is as simple as a "best 20-minute" approximation, with the best case I can present is when doing The Sufferfest's Half Monty ramp test. Outside of the ramp itself,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By atwl77

Impressive finish, congratulations. And yeah,...

Impressive finish, congratulations. And yeah, heat always throws a monkey wrench into good plans.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,843
Posted By atwl77

I doubt rollers can do ramp tests reliably, the...

I doubt rollers can do ramp tests reliably, the idea is that the smart trainer increases resistance in steps until you absolutely cannot push the pedals any more, then take approx. 75% of that max...
06-29-20, 12:23 AM
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Views: 931
Posted By atwl77

Just throwing in another data point. After my big...

Just throwing in another data point. After my big ride yesterday, Garmin is (as of right now) reporting 3 days of recovery time for me. On Training Peaks, Form is currently -30, and in 3 days it'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
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
06-28-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwl77

Don't know the guy, but terrible news...

Don't know the guy, but terrible news nevertheless. RIP :(
Replies: 108
Views: 11,540
Posted By atwl77

Did a solo 225k ride yesterday. Not any official...

Did a solo 225k ride yesterday. Not any official BRM, but I suppose practically no difference since the reason I rode was to complete a 200k this month, official or no. The route I chose was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
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: 816
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.
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