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09-17-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,971
Posted By UmneyDurak

Plus on top of Alpe du Zwift there is a wheel...

Plus on top of Alpe du Zwift there is a wheel that will give minimum 250 points, and sometimes 1k. I was kind of disappointed there was nothing on top of Ven-Top. I figured it's a long climb, so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,846
Posted By UmneyDurak

Pretty sure the bike will burst in to flames.

Pretty sure the bike will burst in to flames.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By UmneyDurak

Might get more replies in NorCal Section. Not...

Might get more replies in NorCal Section. Not sure how many are doing it now with things closing down again.
One I know in South Bay was starting to do it again, but now not sure.
07-07-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,403
Posted By UmneyDurak

Super Sad. :(

Super Sad. :(
06-22-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

Did sixty miles on Friday solo in 3 hours. ...

Did sixty miles on Friday solo in 3 hours.
Saturday did 120 miles with a teammate with 10k+ ft of climbing. I made a conscious effort to eat starting at hour 1, and it made a ton of difference. Was...
06-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 36,417
Posted By UmneyDurak

Lol I think I recognize the place where photo was...

Lol I think I recognize the place where photo was taken. I think there was/is Jumba Juice there.
Used to do Santiago Canyon ride when I lived in Irvine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,099
Posted By UmneyDurak

Also check the height of your saddle, and it's...

Also check the height of your saddle, and it's position relative to BB. If you are going to get in to it regularly might be worth it to get a proper fit.
Are you using clipless pedals? Check to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,775
Posted By UmneyDurak

I have been using molten speedwax. Don't know if...

I have been using molten speedwax. Don't know if it is better at reducing friction then other waxes or lubes, but it does keep chain cleaner. I alternate between two chains. Once a week take one...
06-12-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

Rode outside for first time since beginning of...

Rode outside for first time since beginning of March last Sunday on my race bike. I did noodle around with GF on my fixie around the neighborhood thought. What a difference in terms of handling, and...
05-27-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 36,417
Posted By UmneyDurak

Doing it virtually on zwift. lol

Doing it virtually on zwift. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,045
Posted By UmneyDurak

Used SRMs are a good option. Even wireless ones...

Used SRMs are a good option. Even wireless ones can be found on the cheap.
One downside with SRM, except Origin, is that battery is not replaceable or rechargeable. So you have to send it in every...
05-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 36,417
Posted By UmneyDurak

I kind of view my membership fee is going to...

I kind of view my membership fee is going to supporting it so it will be around next year.
Same way I am paying for membership to my climbing gym. It goes to support the staff, and hopefully gym...
Forum: Foo
05-17-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,022
Posted By UmneyDurak

You also slid down the the middle part of the...

You also slid down the the middle part of the escalator and right in to various protrusions there?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,014
Posted By UmneyDurak

Some maybe, but reading these threads and general...

Some maybe, but reading these threads and general comments it strikes me there is a lot of projections going on. It's usual same old "I stopped at a light all full of wonderful feelings, and this guy...
05-16-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

Totally is. I am adjusting my routine not to get...

Totally is. I am adjusting my routine not to get in to it, seems to be working.
05-15-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

Oh yeah it's definitely stress.

Oh yeah it's definitely stress.
05-14-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

Had couple of sets of 3m 90-93% FTP with 15s...

Had couple of sets of 3m 90-93% FTP with 15s 400-510w accelerations, repeated for 15m. Started to fail on sprints half way through first set. For second set just gave up all together in second and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By UmneyDurak

I have pair of Oakleys with Iridium lenses for...

I have pair of Oakleys with Iridium lenses for summer, and transition for winter. I like it.
05-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,609
Posted By UmneyDurak

They need to change the batteries in all the...

They need to change the batteries in all the pigeons that are spying on us for the lizard overlords. ...
05-13-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,976
Posted By UmneyDurak

I jumped in to few B races and placed top 10 in...

I jumped in to few B races and placed top 10 in all, but it's same thing. Basically starts above FTP, settles to FTP with some spikes, and sprint at the end. It kind of closer to doing TT than actual...
05-03-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

That looks like a bolt not a pro. :P

That looks like a bolt not a pro. :P
04-25-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,089
Posted By UmneyDurak

Still jump on the trainer each morning, and do...

Still jump on the trainer each morning, and do work outs. Fitness in TP been 90-100 for last month and a half. I don't even know why I am doing it anymore. Habit I guess.
04-19-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,971
Posted By UmneyDurak

Ah, right forgot you had to register with zwift...

Ah, right forgot you had to register with zwift power and give your permission. I kind of just thought it was because someone in B field is putting out 5.0w/kg for most of the race.
04-18-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,971
Posted By UmneyDurak

Been jumping in to B races after regular weekend...

Been jumping in to B races after regular weekend work outs. Yeah I have no idea how zwiftpower works either. Start like 200 something end up in like top 60, zwiftpower says I got top 10. Pretty sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,037
Posted By UmneyDurak

It's like dating an Italian super model with all...

It's like dating an Italian super model with all the plus and minuses that come with that.
03-23-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 36,417
Posted By UmneyDurak

As we have seen in South Korea, vs Italy and Iran...

As we have seen in South Korea, vs Italy and Iran what makes a difference is hospitals not being over whelmed with critical cases and availability of mechanical ventilators. What impacts that? Number...
03-22-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,403
Posted By UmneyDurak

My company has been WFH for last two weeks. Until...

My company has been WFH for last two weeks. Until this week it wasn't enforced. So if your manager was OK with it could come in. After SIP went out for the county no more of that either.
Grabbed two...
03-19-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,976
Posted By UmneyDurak

Nice, congrats! Few weeks ago I got that...

Nice, congrats!

Few weeks ago I got that goal completely unexpectedly. Was helping teammate in stage race. Last race was RR. I was attacking, and pushing the pace on ever roller and rise. It was...
02-28-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 48,204
Posted By UmneyDurak

Took advantage of PBK sale and got Scion TSA 3.0....

Took advantage of PBK sale and got Scion TSA 3.0. Will see how it works out for my trip to Europe this summer. Tried out on my bike, and RD protector is such a PITA to put on. I think for a flight...
02-27-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,252
Posted By UmneyDurak

Well for the last part in ERG work out mode...

Well for the last part in ERG work out mode that's quite possible.
02-27-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,252
Posted By UmneyDurak

In theory zwift monitors for these kinds of...

In theory zwift monitors for these kinds of things. Not sure how well it works in reality.
02-12-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,878
Posted By UmneyDurak

I feel like points are too generous now. Although...

I feel like points are too generous now. Although changing to counting whole field I think is a step in right direction.
Forum: Foo
02-01-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,279
Posted By UmneyDurak

Don't follow football, but I hate 49ers because...

Don't follow football, but I hate 49ers because of their corporate part. Trying to **** over Santa Clara at every turn. Plus developer went back on their word and now every time there is event at...
02-01-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,878
Posted By UmneyDurak

Got confirmation from USAC now in mix field...

Got confirmation from USAC now in mix field entire field counts for upgrade to highest category.
So in 3/4 for 3-->2 4s are counted too. Before it was only 3s.
01-29-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,878
Posted By UmneyDurak

I can bring up USAC app and license info even...

I can bring up USAC app and license info even when my phone is in Airplane mode. So don't think cell reception is required for it.
01-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,878
Posted By UmneyDurak

Are you sure you are racing USAC races and not...

Are you sure you are racing USAC races and not local training crits? At least here they always look for USAC ones. Also yes, at least for 5 you were able to get a day license to race. I think the...
01-28-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,878
Posted By UmneyDurak

USAC changes to upgrade points

Looks like USAC has changes it's upgrade points so now critiriums and Road Races get same points.
https://www.usacycling.org/about-us/governance/policy-viii#roadupgrades

Seems like a step in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By UmneyDurak

I am a big fan of Castelli Perfetto Vest. Used it...

I am a big fan of Castelli Perfetto Vest. Used it for multiple seasons now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By UmneyDurak

I got this one:...

I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KO1JNCA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and have some low latency headpones. Makes sure the bluetooth earbuds you buy say aptX...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,446
Posted By UmneyDurak

Only time in races I thought "I want disk brakes"...

Only time in races I thought "I want disk brakes" is on technical mountain descents. For example Mt. Hamilton in California. I rarely do those, because I can't climb worth a damn. lol
That being...
12-19-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By UmneyDurak

I am going to go with maybe. I started with zwift...

I am going to go with maybe. I started with zwift on fluid trainer and it was fine. Did smart trainer add to experience? Sure. Was it enough to justify $800+ price tag? Not sure.
That being said I...
12-18-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,493
Posted By UmneyDurak

Been averaging about 10 hours a week this year....

Been averaging about 10 hours a week this year. Most of my miles are in doors on zwift, so kind of meaningless.
12-18-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By UmneyDurak

I disagree on erg mode. Unless you are basically...

I disagree on erg mode. Unless you are basically going to failure you are not going to go in to "death spiral". It helps to keep you in right zone. Personally I like erg mode. I think it makes me do...
Forum: Southwest
12-11-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By UmneyDurak

Hmm thanks. I guess I need to find my strava...

Hmm thanks. I guess I need to find my strava password. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By UmneyDurak

Describes the difference pretty well. RacePro...

Describes the difference pretty well.
RacePro BXP | SwissStop (http://www.swissstop.com/brakepads/rimbrakes/racepro/bxp/)
Flash EVO BXP | SwissStop...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By UmneyDurak

Year, pretty much this.

Year, pretty much this.
Forum: Southwest
11-30-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By UmneyDurak

Routes around Albuquerque

Hi.

I might be going to Albuquerque for a week around Christmas, and if I do will be bringing my road bike with me.
Are there any routes around it?

Looking for 40-70 mile rides.

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,771
Posted By UmneyDurak

Went electronic three years ago. I am not going...

Went electronic three years ago. I am not going back. It just works. No cable replacement, not twiddling with barrel adjusters, no shifting becoming meh after riding in grime and rain. I have etap....
11-28-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 21,876
Posted By UmneyDurak

Or you can just change zwift setting so that it...

Or you can just change zwift setting so that it simulates climbs at 100% and not 50% that is the default.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By UmneyDurak

If you are looking for fenders I have been pretty...

If you are looking for fenders I have been pretty happy with crudracer, the latest iteration of mk3 is best one yet.
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