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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
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: 4
Views: 116
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: 307
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: 287
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: 36
Views: 1,349
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...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,621
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: 351
Views: 14,841
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
Views: 374
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: 1,148
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
Replies: 7
Views: 374
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: 452
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: 1,459
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: 16
Views: 614
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: 1,019
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: 4,432
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: 930
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: 451
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...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,621
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: 4,471
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: 4,471
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: 902
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: 4,471
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
Replies: 8
Views: 762
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: 370
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: 10,473
Posted By atwl77

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

Don't know the guy, but terrible news nevertheless. RIP :(
Replies: 95
Views: 9,621
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: 902
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: 752
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.
06-25-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By atwl77

Unless your rear derailleur is a long cage type,...

Unless your rear derailleur is a long cage type, it will probably not work so well with something as big as a 11-34. You will also probably run into chain length issues when you try to shift to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By atwl77

When the usual fast group advertises an easy...

When the usual fast group advertises an easy recovery ride, it never is easy.

When the usual group is joined by a couple of fast guys, it never is easy.

#nevertrustcyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,471
Posted By atwl77

Note that only shows on paid users though (or at...

Note that only shows on paid users though (or at least on the mobile app, not sure if the website shows differently).
And often I also look at the power zones to see which zone they spend most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,471
Posted By atwl77

Z2 definitely feels too easy at the beginning,...

Z2 definitely feels too easy at the beginning, and there's always the temptation to push harder especially if other people are passing you, or you're on some familiar road going 30km/h and think...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By atwl77

I wasn't really feeling too good to ride on...

I wasn't really feeling too good to ride on Sunday (completely my fault, slept very late) but I forced myself up anyways. Thought I'd just do a short, easy ride.

Out the door, thought to myself,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By atwl77

As a current 1030 user, I feel like the updates...

As a current 1030 user, I feel like the updates aren't worth upgrading to, for the price. If I didn't have a 1030 or had a lesser model than maybe it might be worth it.

I'll just hang on to the...
Replies: 31
Views: 14,954
Posted By atwl77

Interesting... wonder if this could be part of...

Interesting... wonder if this could be part of what happened to me during PBP, considering all the layers I had on and that exact specific symptom.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By atwl77

This post reminds me, I still have my stuff...

This post reminds me, I still have my stuff (including spare clothes) in the bag I used for my Super Randonnee back in February this year!! :lol:

I should... probably try to clear that out one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By atwl77

Here's the share button: ...

Here's the share button:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1334/20200616_115203_5a49a50c313d1addc9665cfddfc5e5e88da5ad6b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By atwl77

The Garmin Connect phone app can do that. After...

The Garmin Connect phone app can do that. After the ride has been saved, there is a share button which lets you share a photo with stats on social media. Of course, you don't actually have to share...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By atwl77

94km tempo-paced solo ride on Sunday. The photo...

94km tempo-paced solo ride on Sunday. The photo was snapped at the halfway point during the ride, outside a famous Buddhist temple in the area. Didn't go into the courtyard for more pictures (social...
06-14-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By atwl77

Numbers definitely seem off. Did a 94km...

Numbers definitely seem off. Did a 94km tempo-paced ride on Sunday, and as of right *now* Garmin is giving me 53 hours recovery. Training Peaks, on the other hand, has me pegged at -7 Form today, 0...
06-09-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By atwl77

Recording for entertainment purposes (vlogging,...

Recording for entertainment purposes (vlogging, cycling video, etc), or strictly for documenting the ride (e.g. insurance, reporting)?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By atwl77

Backpack certainly needs getting used to, if it...

Backpack certainly needs getting used to, if it is not fitted or adjusted properly it can lead to issues like back pain, shoulder pain and the like. It's something I wouldn't recommend taking out on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By atwl77

Sunday - 136km ride. Moving time 4:47:43, elapsed...

Sunday - 136km ride. Moving time 4:47:43, elapsed time 4:57:14. No pics because it was a continuous no-stop ride (except for traffic stops). More of a "let's see how far I can go without stopping,...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,621
Posted By atwl77

New month, new audax schemes. My local audax is...

New month, new audax schemes. My local audax is now proposing a ride-your-own-200k for the month of June - you plan your own route, submit it to them and (if approved), up to 8 riders can do the...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By atwl77

I wanted to go out for a long-ish, near-century...

I wanted to go out for a long-ish, near-century distance ride on Sunday but it was a relatively wet weekend, and there was a significant spike of new COVID-19 cases in the district that I would be...
05-26-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By atwl77

First thing to do is check with the airline that...

First thing to do is check with the airline that you are travelling with to find out about weight and size limits (they usually have something like that on their website), along with any special...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By atwl77

I did a century, and another 230km, on Zwift......

I did a century, and another 230km, on Zwift... though I suppose to some people, it doesn't count. If I ever plan to do one outdoors, I'll probably break out the Camelbak like everyone else here is...
05-25-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By atwl77

https://twitter.com/chris_pritch/status/1264636171...

https://twitter.com/chris_pritch/status/1264636171809931264?s=19
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By atwl77

Short rides, typically no. Everything (tools,...

Short rides, typically no. Everything (tools, spare tube) fits easily into jersey pockets.

Longer rides up to 200km, I take the above, plus 2 additional spare tubes, emergency wire lock and spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By atwl77

Nice long-ish outdoor ride with a few friends...

Nice long-ish outdoor ride with a few friends (small group as to not break current laws) on Sunday. Not everyone's been riding or training since the quarantine started in March, so it was a...
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