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04-17-21, 10:14 AM
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Posted By zjrog

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Ride went well. Updated old PC ran just fine. Need a new...
04-16-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Memory arrived today. Installed it and ran the...

Memory arrived today. Installed it and ran the updated BIOS.
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04-15-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Perineum. I bruised my tailbone rollerblading 29...

Perineum. I bruised my tailbone rollerblading 29 years ago, I do know that pain too well!! Perineum is what bugs me on my indoor trainer. I wear an AFO brace on my left ankle, and half to use a...
04-14-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 869
Posted By zjrog

17 vehicles, not counting 3 motorcycles. I have...

17 vehicles, not counting 3 motorcycles. I have 10 bikes on hand presently, and probably 15 more owned over the years.
04-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

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04-07-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Haha! Yeah, um. That works well indoors. No way...

Haha! Yeah, um. That works well indoors. No way would I like it outdoors.. if I ever do a rocker plate, then I might hate it. I lost over 140 pounds and my butt is not self padded anymore...
04-07-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Thanks! But yeah. I can't find those that cheap...

Thanks! But yeah. I can't find those that cheap locally. I'm cheap, but the more I messed around with this project, I realized I wanted a new PC anyway.
04-07-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Thanks! I went into the project not expecting...

Thanks! I went into the project not expecting much. It is an old machine. I can still use it with some flavor of Linux, as a file and media server. It was a fun exercise at least. Ok. A bit...
04-06-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By zjrog

I offer a different choice, if money is tight. I...

I offer a different choice, if money is tight. I bought a used Kurt Kinetic Road machine. It's a fluid resistance trainer, advantage to this over a magnetic trainer, the resistance changes with your...
04-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Well. Win !0 will NOT run on this old computer. I...

Well. Win !0 will NOT run on this old computer. I see conflicting info online whether my CPU is not up to snuff, or the socket on the motherboard doesn't support Win 7 and above functions. I tried...
03-30-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Slow and agonizing, but progress all the same....

Slow and agonizing, but progress all the same. Power supply fans arrived, and installed. New video card arrived, will install tomorrow.

Figured out my Win10 DVD issue, I bought single layer...
03-30-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Network port is Gigabit capable, I much prefer...

Network port is Gigabit capable, I much prefer wired wherever possible. Even when using my laptop I use a hardwired ethernet connection most of the time.

I ordered the 2GB version of that video...
03-30-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

While, low, they are taxing on a low end laptop...

While, low, they are taxing on a low end laptop such as my 4 year old Dell. Perhaps, it may be time to update that. But first, the old PC. I am curious about what other visual details are available,...
03-29-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

HAHAAAA!!! Yeah, I do. As it had been a gaming...

HAHAAAA!!! Yeah, I do. As it had been a gaming machine, I had a few fans. It has a couple less now, but they are quiet again. Well, not in the power supply. Yet.
03-29-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Pretty sure ANY new card will surpass my old SLI...

Pretty sure ANY new card will surpass my old SLI paired cards with little trouble. That card and the memory should be here in the next day or two. I already swapped the fans out, and then realized...
03-24-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

This machine is nearly 16 years old, still runs...

This machine is nearly 16 years old, still runs fine for what I used it for once I quit gaming. I realize a quad core CPU would be better today, but the AMD Athlon 3000 in this is just fine. And...
03-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By zjrog

Upgrading an older PC for Zwift

I'll start by admitting. I'm CHEAP. Not frugal. But cheap. 18 months ago or so, I picked up a used Kurt Kinetic fluid Trainer, added their iNRide sensor. I've used just my phone, just my tablet and...
03-01-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,541
Posted By zjrog

I don't have a $2000 bike, but all mine together...

I don't have a $2000 bike, but all mine together MIGHT get me $2000 in a pinch. 6 are hanging from a Harbor Freight 4 bike hanger that rolls around in my basement, 2 are leaned against each other...
03-01-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By zjrog

WooHoo! Good luck. Daring and bold to publicly...

WooHoo! Good luck. Daring and bold to publicly pledge such! Hmm, maybe I should...
01-27-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

Are you getting a full knee replacement? ...

Are you getting a full knee replacement?

Plan on a full year for full recovery. I was ready to go back to work after 5 weeks both times. That first full rotation of the pedals is a breakthrough...
01-27-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

I know a few people that have had knees replaced....

I know a few people that have had knees replaced. They all agree, it was the best thing they did for themselves. I'm amazed at the things people say, that have no direct experience but "know soneone"...
01-25-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By zjrog

Yes, for now. It has been sufficient for shorter...

Yes, for now. It has been sufficient for shorter rides indoors when its warm. It has a remote, sonI can change speeds as well. I will look at additional fans, something I keep putting off.

Nice...
01-24-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By zjrog

Doing ok. I'm in a winter's doldrums right now....

Doing ok. I'm in a winter's doldrums right now. Not excited about much. But feel pretty good. New knee is doing well, still some weakness. Great Range of Motion though.. still arguing with insurance...
01-24-21, 11:07 AM
01-24-21, 11:07 AM
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Views: 1,394
Posted By zjrog

Even on moderate speed rides, we have our local...

Even on moderate speed rides, we have our local KOM sections that we all like to attack. I don't ride in certain groups, as I know I can't hold their pace. I've tried. And those 5 guys are FAST. I...
01-24-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By zjrog

I have more Zwift miles than real miles. I am...

I have more Zwift miles than real miles. I am currently using my old 98 Cannondale R200 with 3x7 gearing, on an older Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer. To that I added their iNride sensor (Bluetooth and...
01-24-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By zjrog

I have MTB versions. I grabbed a road bike...

I have MTB versions. I grabbed a road bike version for the rear with the drop bars. So will put the MTB one back on.

THANKS!
01-24-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By zjrog

Using older Deore XT brake levers with mech. disc brakes

Since my last question proved so much fun, I have a new question.

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01-24-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

I have ridden new machinery. Which is why I'm...

I have ridden new machinery. Which is why I'm looking at a fat bike. Nice and squishy, and easier on my back. The dropper post question was indeed, a simple question. And may be on my short list to...
01-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By zjrog

Just turned 58 the other day. Seems like just...

Just turned 58 the other day. Seems like just yesterday I was looking at the 50+ group and couldn't believe I was almost there... Also a Clyde, just not as big a Clyde as I was a couple years ago...
01-21-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

Still fighting my insurance to get to the ankle...

Still fighting my insurance to get to the ankle surgeon I want. I keep an eye on a Facebook Group for ankle replacements and seeing what people are doing post replacement gives me hope that that is a...
01-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By zjrog

A top 10 guy and a sports specialist should be on...

A top 10 guy and a sports specialist should be on equal footing... Just make sure he knows what you expect after surgery...
01-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By zjrog

I certainly second this advice, find the best...

I certainly second this advice, find the best surgeon you and your insurance can afford. I'm lucky that my knee guy is local to me, as opposed to my ankle and hand guys, which are 45 minutes away....
01-21-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,079
Posted By zjrog

I don't shovel anymore. Not more than my steps...

I don't shovel anymore. Not more than my steps out front or back. I too use a riding mower mounted blade. It's certainly more fun than shoveling. But on heavy snow years, it's hard to find new places...
01-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

I used that for a little while last year while...

I used that for a little while last year while fighting off a sacroiliac joint issue. This getting older stuff is no fun, worse when older injuries and mental head games take over... :) Thanks. If...
01-19-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By zjrog

For cost and expediency, I went with a Microshift...

For cost and expediency, I went with a Microshift 3x9 set, I had some older Deore XT brake levers and sourced a Bontrager 750mm bar set from my local collective. I will get the swap done soon.
01-19-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

That will likely be what I do for now, the QR...

That will likely be what I do for now, the QR clamp is cheap and pretty easy to do. After my crash, I cringe on downhills, grabbing lots of brake before I'm even doing 20 MPH nowadays. (crashed at 45...
01-19-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

Funny, how my Sears Free Spirit ten speed in the...

Funny, how my Sears Free Spirit ten speed in the 70s worked ok on cow paths because the balloon tire bikes were too heavy. Or riding the gravel roads in rural Kansas where I grew up on that same...
01-19-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

The wider bars would be good, but I've never been...

The wider bars would be good, but I've never been happy with the pull the brifters have with the disc brakes.. Sora 3500 with Avid BB5 brakes.. I even snagged the road bike calipers, and just...
01-18-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

PNW and TranzX are in my price range. I'm not...

PNW and TranzX are in my price range. I'm not going to do any super technical stuff. I broke my back 9 years ago so no big air or high speeds on down hills. I also have a hard brace fr my left ankle...
01-17-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By zjrog

School me on dropper posts

I have a 2010ish Performance Access XCL 9r that was a gift a few years ago. I've ridden it as is ever since...
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12-21-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By zjrog

I was hoping the Advent shifter would work with...

I was hoping the Advent shifter would work with the SLX, as I will probably move to the Advent system later. I'm limited with the RD at 36t, which I'm running a 12-36 cassette currently. I spend MOST...
12-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By zjrog

9 speed shifter for Shimano SLX RD-M682?

I got this Performance Access XCL 9r 6 years ago as a gift, had the Salsa Woodchipper bars and Sora 3500 brifters, SLX RD and a SRAM X5 FD......
12-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By zjrog

My main advice when seeking knee replacement is...

My main advice when seeking knee replacement is to find a reputable sports surgeon that does LOTS of knees yearly. And find a Physical Therapist up to date on knee replacements and has an active...
11-25-20, 10:58 AM
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Views: 2,447,287
Posted By zjrog

Digging that DRILLIUM!

Digging that DRILLIUM!
11-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

Great news Brother!!! I will agree that as...

Great news Brother!!!

I will agree that as the selling goes down, there is a loose feeling of sorts, and the knee can be a bit noisy if you wiggle your foot back and forth. No worries, as my...
11-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

Well. Work sent me to their Occupational Health...

Well. Work sent me to their Occupational Health people Wednesday. In their experience, Most people aren't ready to go back to work this soon, but after reading my left knee history, the doc had me...
11-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

That sure makes for an easy commute!!! 118 at 4...

That sure makes for an easy commute!!! 118 at 4 weeks is great! Well on your way to your 135 goal. You'll get there.

I do fully understand the not being able to just sit for long periods. Even...
11-14-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By zjrog

Pics to share. ...

Pics to share.
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11-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By zjrog

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