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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By guachi

If you have Zwift, why not do a 20-minute FTP...

If you have Zwift, why not do a 20-minute FTP test?
03-08-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,487
Posted By guachi

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Had to use the internet to find it but it was a 1980...
03-03-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By guachi

​​​​​​ I also did the March Fondo - Medio at...

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I also did the March Fondo - Medio at noon Eastern. I started strong but faded because I was fatigued. The one benefit of finishing mid pack, 120 of 257, is that no one near my results looked...
02-28-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,364
Posted By guachi

When you are too poor to own a car and public...

When you are too poor to own a car and public transportation is non existent then there really isn't such a thing as too harsh or impossible. If I could walk in it, I'd get there faster by riding in...
02-28-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,547
Posted By guachi

190 Watts and 5,200 calories don't line up....

190 Watts and 5,200 calories don't line up. 1,000+ calories per hour is about 300 Watts.
02-26-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,560
Posted By guachi

1. Flat tires. And #2...

1. Flat tires. And #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) isn't even close.
2. Barrel adjustment for shifters (is that really a repair, though?)
3. Chain...
02-25-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,089
Posted By guachi

Sometime beat me to it but an endurance bike with...

Sometime beat me to it but an endurance bike with larger tire clearance like the new 2020 Trek Domane.
02-24-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By guachi

As stated above, Delta won't charge you more for...

As stated above, Delta won't charge you more for a bike if it meets their requirements - not over 50 lbs. and the packaging doesn't exceed 115 linear inches.

Don't even need a release form if the...
02-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,364
Posted By guachi

I grew up in Montana and I loved it so much I'd...

I grew up in Montana and I loved it so much I'd put up with the cold weather to live there again.
02-22-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By guachi

It depends on how much you really like your bike...

It depends on how much you really like your bike and how much it'll cost for the transportation of the bike. Many airlines now no longer charge extra baggage fees (just the normal fee) if the packed...
02-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,904
Posted By guachi

I won't buy a bike if the manufacturer can't give...

I won't buy a bike if the manufacturer can't give me a weight. I bought a Domane and Trek doesn't hide that the bike is a bit of a porker. But at least they gave me that information.
02-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 469,205
Posted By guachi

IIRC, the H series has little knobs on the tires,...

IIRC, the H series has little knobs on the tires, the AW is slicker (All-Weather) and the R series (Road) is perfectly smooth for road use.
02-06-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,740
Posted By guachi

I have last year's Domane SL5 and really like it....

I have last year's Domane SL5 and really like it. With the 2020 changes adding greater tire clearance I'm actually not sure on what the major differences are now. If you are leaning more road with...
02-06-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By guachi

I would commute, and did commute years ago, on a...

I would commute, and did commute years ago, on a hybrid. I second the recommendation of a Trek FX similar. It's unlikely you'll be riding quickly, even if you're in good shape, as you'll probably not...
12-28-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By guachi

From my wife I received a pair of Park Tool tire...

From my wife I received a pair of Park Tool tire levers, an extra tube, a CO2 cartridge, and two pairs of socks. I also received (or will receive as it hasn't arrived yet) a new bicycle jersey and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,364
Posted By guachi

I won't go less than 32mm on my tires on paved...

I won't go less than 32mm on my tires on paved roads.
12-01-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,943
Posted By guachi

The 2020 Domane allows for much wider tires than...

The 2020 Domane allows for much wider tires than earlier models. It would be wide enough for me, but I would never ride any really rough gravel roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,053
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 SL5: and I quite like it. The iso...

I have a 2019 SL5: and I quite like it. The iso speed works and I like that it came with 32 mm tires stock. The 2020 version can handle even larger tires.

It wasn't a cheap bike but I also feel...
11-24-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,179
Posted By guachi

Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win....

Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win.

I've been aerobically fit my entire life. Was a good hurdler in junior high and high school.

I'm 45 now and in the best shape aerobically I've...
11-09-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,070
Posted By guachi

Zwift Ramp Test I've only ever done the 20-minute...

Zwift Ramp Test I've only ever done the 20-minute version of the FTP test. It's probably worthwhile doing both types of tests but I prefer the sustained output of the 20-minute test as I'm more...
11-09-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,921
Posted By guachi

I thought the other reasons you mentioned would...

I thought the other reasons you mentioned would be more important to me but after actually buying my trainer the above reason was far and away the best benefit. There is no way I'd be in remotely as...
11-09-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,271
Posted By guachi

The video was cute. The best part was actually...

The video was cute. The best part was actually during the ad at the end where he says he uses the sponsor VPN to be virtually in London while he rides Zwift virtually in London.
11-03-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,929
Posted By guachi

I bought a Kickr Core over a Memorial Day sale at...

I bought a Kickr Core over a Memorial Day sale at 20% off (and they'll be 20% off again over Black Friday).

It was definitely worth the expenditure for the reasons WhyFi stated above.
10-22-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,053
Posted By guachi

Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf...

Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf parts. Little differentiation other than support and dealer network.
10-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,363
Posted By guachi

Lynx came out the year before. It was my first...

Lynx came out the year before. It was my first web browser, though it was entirely text based. I can't imagine anyone used it to order anything online.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By guachi

I have a Kickr Core. The things it doesn't have...

I have a Kickr Core. The things it doesn't have over a Kickr are not things I cared about. It doesn't have a cadence sensor, but I just bought one that I can use *off* the trainer. Ends up being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By guachi

I'm 45 and had a reasonable engine (240 W FTP)...

I'm 45 and had a reasonable engine (240 W FTP) from riding on a stationary bike but I was too heavy (about 215) this April. In May I bought a Domane SL5 for around $2500. But, like others said, take...
10-11-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,469
Posted By guachi

My low level Zone 2 Endurance riding at 60-65% of...

My low level Zone 2 Endurance riding at 60-65% of my FTP is about 175 Watts. That's about 10 calories per minute. I burn about 170 calories running at a pokey 10 minute mile. So that's 17 calories...
10-07-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,849
Posted By guachi

I know that I do far worse when it's hot or even...

I know that I do far worse when it's hot or even kinda warm outside. My HR shoots up and I can't maintain power. So I'll say 50-65 and sunny.
10-07-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By guachi

What is it that your current isn't doing for you...

What is it that your current isn't doing for you that you'd like it to do?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,350
Posted By guachi

As I said above I'll give a kudo to just about...

As I said above I'll give a kudo to just about anything. I'm not following tons of people so it's not hard for me to click a button. What I do limit is comments on Strava to extraordinary (for that...
10-03-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By guachi

I bought the cadence sensor because the Wahoo...

I bought the cadence sensor because the Wahoo Kickr Core doesn't come with one. Just as well as it's more versatile to have one that isn't stuck on the bike. My main issue with the Wahoo cadence...
10-03-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,050
Posted By guachi

Exercise. I'm in the Navy and we have a biannual...

Exercise. I'm in the Navy and we have a biannual fitness test. The cardio portion can be done with a swim, bike, or run. I'm a terrible swimmer. We could do the run on a treadmill (at 1% incline) but...
10-03-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By guachi

Regarding cadence sensors: I have the kind...

Regarding cadence sensors:

I have the kind that you can attach to your shoe so you can easily switch from bike to bike or person to person.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,350
Posted By guachi

I'll give kudos to almost anything on Strava. I...

I'll give kudos to almost anything on Strava. I ride a lot on Zwift because the weather here in Augusta, GA has been awful for months (it was 101 a few days ago. In late September).

There aren't...
10-01-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,767
Posted By guachi

1. You always have two "worlds" to choose from -...

1. You always have two "worlds" to choose from - Watopia and the real-world location of the day, which you can use the on-screen calendar to see what it is. After you've chosen your world you can...
10-01-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,358
Posted By guachi

I like 32 mm tires. Wide enough, easy to find,...

I like 32 mm tires. Wide enough, easy to find, fit lots of bikes, comfortable.
10-01-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,119
Posted By guachi

I bought some Grip Grab gloves online that were...

I bought some Grip Grab gloves online that were about $30. I got the really padded style as I was doing a 100-mile ride. They even have little magnets in the cuff so you can keep the gloves together.
09-26-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By guachi

I get them if I'm fatigued and increase my power...

I get them if I'm fatigued and increase my power output from already high to higher. I recently had this happen on a 40 km Zwift race and I attempted to power up a short hill. Easing off the pedals...
09-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By guachi

I just did a century ride in Delaware (my first!)...

I just did a century ride in Delaware (my first!) and the back country roads are all worth riding on. It was all on road and not dedicated trails, but many of the roads in and around Dover have lanes...
09-23-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By guachi

I'd spring for either a hitch rack or a roof...

I'd spring for either a hitch rack or a roof rack.

My last trip, I did neither as I could fit two bikes, two people, and a dog (plus bags) into the back of my station wagon.
09-20-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By guachi

Competition? Need to get a product to market? ...

Competition?
Need to get a product to market?
Poor testing or quality control?
Belief they can just fix software problems after release?

I own a Kickr Core and it's worked fine under four...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,122
Posted By guachi

I'd take the Golf GTI all day, every day. I have...

I'd take the Golf GTI all day, every day. I have a Golf station wagon and I'd own the R version if it were available for sale in the US.

It's like the opposite of a mullet - party in the front,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,885
Posted By guachi

I was doing a race for the Zwift Training Academy...

I was doing a race for the Zwift Training Academy just for something to do that was different than my usual free ride on whatever course seemed interesting. The races were fairly short, as it turned...
09-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 23,057
Posted By guachi

I'm in the Navy. You are technically over weight...

I'm in the Navy. You are technically over weight if your BMI is 27.5 or higher. I think BMI, in general, is 25.0 or higher to be considered overweight but the Navy uses 27.5. At my command, most of...
09-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,867
Posted By guachi

I bought two bikes this year from my LBS, a Trek...

I bought two bikes this year from my LBS, a Trek dealer. Neither was assembled correctly. Both had front derailleur issues. One I couldn't fix so I took it back to them. I was told two days, it took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By guachi

I own a 2019 Domane SL 5 and it wasn't on sale. ...

I own a 2019 Domane SL 5 and it wasn't on sale.

I would totally jump at one for $2000.
09-01-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,707
Posted By guachi

Looks like a nice bike. And the fixes shouldn't...

Looks like a nice bike. And the fixes shouldn't be too much. Tires and bar tape are wear items, anyway. And replacing the pedals shouldn't be that expensive.

Good find!
08-28-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 23,057
Posted By guachi

Ironically, I was up late after a hard ride (2.5...

Ironically, I was up late after a hard ride (2.5 hours in the afternoon and 1 hour before bed) and I was drinking straight sugar water laced with "lite salt" (potassium and sodium) to replenish my...
08-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 23,057
Posted By guachi

Good post. More useful than 36 minutes of Dr....

Good post. More useful than 36 minutes of Dr. Fung.
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