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Views: 876
Posted By clasher

lol that's a lot of repeats! The one I had in...

lol that's a lot of repeats! The one I had in mind has bad elevation on the strava segment, ~20m instead of 45m so I'd be over 400 for sure. I think I'd just drive to a slightly longer hill and do...
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Views: 6,599
Posted By clasher

Somehow I missed hearing about this, thanks! ...

Somehow I missed hearing about this, thanks!



I'd go 46/30 or 48/32 for my next rando bike esp. with 11 speed stuff. I have a 50/39/30 right now and a 12-30 cassette, so many gears to choose...
07-08-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By clasher

I built a nice set of wheels with ultegra 6700...

I built a nice set of wheels with ultegra 6700 hubs and the dark grey mavic open pros. They survived a tour through the rockies and a lot of rough use on brevets. They can pass for a classic looking...
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Views: 6,599
Posted By clasher

The wahoo bolt isn't sold or advertised as a unit...

The wahoo bolt isn't sold or advertised as a unit that does any sort of on-the-fly navigating. Routes on the wahoo made with rwgps or koomoot have turn-by-turn navigation with the street names,...
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By clasher

I don't know that I could handle drinking that...

I don't know that I could handle drinking that much, my own rule is a bottle an hour, maximum... anymore than that (for me) is just sloshing around my belly and eventually I don't feel any good, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By clasher

I do a few shorter hard sessions in the next week...

I do a few shorter hard sessions in the next week or two and then focus on what unterhausen says, hopefully the shorter difficult rides provide a bit of a kickstart to things? If I were in this...
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Views: 8,532
Posted By clasher

That's how our brevets work here, except at the...

That's how our brevets work here, except at the start there was someone handing out cards. We rarely get more than a dozen riders so we've never had much in the way of support at checkpoints.
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Views: 14,397
Posted By clasher

I lost 8lbs on a 200K the other day... it was one...

I lost 8lbs on a 200K the other day... it was one of my strongest rides of the last few years. I drank about 6 litres of water and ~1.8L of pepsi, and a can of cream soda over the course of the ride....
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Views: 8,532
Posted By clasher

I rode one of my existing local brevets and had a...

I rode one of my existing local brevets and had a good time doing so, carried 7L of water and a bunch food with me but still had to stop at one shop for some pepsi since the heat was getting to me a...
06-24-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By clasher

I'd wrap it all the way underneath the tape and...

I'd wrap it all the way underneath the tape and leave the housing going to the downtube boss, then you can pull the shifter cable and the housing loop going to the derailleur... might need to buy a...
06-17-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By clasher

If you're in Paris, France you should be able to...

If you're in Paris, France you should be able to find a wheel similar to this one, but 650B (https://www.xxcycle.fr/roue-arriere-650-a-26-590-19-axe-plein,,fr.php) from a local shop. That site has a...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By clasher

I always end up with a bunch of coins in the...

I always end up with a bunch of coins in the bottom, and since we've got one and two dollar coins it adds up pretty fast. I still used cash on the last ride long ride into the countryside, there's...
06-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By clasher

Spoggles or smoggles...

Spoggles or smoggles (http://copperstatesupplyinc.com/product-category/industrial-supplies/safety-security/eye-protection/spoggles/) (the prices are for singles and case quantities) are what I have...
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By clasher

I've a thick neck and strong muscles, I suspect...

I've a thick neck and strong muscles, I suspect it comes from wearing a welding helmet and hard hat at work for hours a day. I've never done any specific neck training, though there are things like...
06-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By clasher

I noticed this change too, that's pretty handy....

I noticed this change too, that's pretty handy. I've long been of the habit of just using the kJ number for calories, even for estimated power on strava it seemed a more realistic number than the...
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Views: 1,511
Posted By clasher

I'm going to have to bust out the hydration pack...

I'm going to have to bust out the hydration pack if I go beyond 200km, there's so few open toilets in the parks now, a few I usually rely on are still closed, frustratingly enough. I will have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By clasher

I've had good luck with dawn dish soap.

I've had good luck with dawn dish soap.
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Views: 1,511
Posted By clasher

If I was in Vancouver I'd be doing the triple...

If I was in Vancouver I'd be doing the triple crown.
05-22-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By clasher

Graphics are better than zwift! The user...

Graphics are better than zwift! The user interface is great with the "gamin" gps... too bad I don't have GTA V or I would give it a go.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Posted By clasher

I did a cloverleaf century a few weeks ago and it...

I did a cloverleaf century a few weeks ago and it was really nice, I've done dozens of regular loop centuries but never thought to just come back home so I could eat lunch there instead, it's...
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Views: 1,146
Posted By clasher

I'd like to see some events happen this year but...

I'd like to see some events happen this year but our insurance is through the provincial cycling association and they've banned all events until July, who knows if they will allow some stuff to...
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Views: 645
Posted By clasher

I wouldn't worry about it myself... I ride a...

I wouldn't worry about it myself... I ride a titanium railed saddle but it's attached to a carbon post and a carbon bike so eventually one of those things is supposed to explode randomly according to...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By clasher

First year with a rusa membership and I doubt I...

First year with a rusa membership and I doubt I will get a rusa ride in this year. Most I've done outside has been an imperial century but the weather here hasn't been very encouraging for outside...
05-17-20, 07:30 AM
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Views: 854
Posted By clasher

I dunno what's it's like to be the only gay kid...

I dunno what's it's like to be the only gay kid at school, or the only girl on the hockey team, or anything like that but I don't see how an exclusive event really hurts anyone when it's not the only...
05-16-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By clasher

You could try a dehumidifier or even an a...

You could try a dehumidifier or even an a portable a-c? My setup is in my loft so it gets hot in the summer so I will try a window a-c but will likely just end up riding outside.
05-16-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By clasher

oh no, other people might have their own rides...

oh no, other people might have their own rides too! I donít have a problem with that, thereís already so many group rides and races to choose from, the more the merrier I say, and if it brings in...
05-15-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By clasher

It's not perfect but zwift preferences...

It's not perfect but zwift preferences (https://zwifthacks.com/zwift-preferences/) does remove all the UI clutter if you'd like, it makes for a very nice experience when free-riding, especially if...
05-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By clasher

Seems like there is a demand for women-only...

Seems like there is a demand for women-only events. Just like there's a demand for women-only gyms. Cycling is probably overwhelming male anyway so I'm in favour of making it more accessible and less...
05-14-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,212
Posted By clasher

I don't think he can take you to small claims...

I don't think he can take you to small claims court unless the bike was sold for more than 3500$. Filing a claim in small claims court also costs like a 100$ or something. I think in BC it'd be...
05-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By clasher

I think there's something called chromecast that...

I think there's something called chromecast that will do what you're suggesting but I am not familiar with it at all. My laptop was also hot garbage with the bluetooth and even ant+ since it would...
05-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By clasher

Good luck, I hope it works out for you one way or...

Good luck, I hope it works out for you one way or another. I've had good experiences with wahoo support but it was for a small problem on my bolt last year, dunno what it's like now.
05-13-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By clasher

Oh yeah, okay, the wahoo utility app is what I...

Oh yeah, okay, the wahoo utility app is what I was thinking of, the element app isn't really of any use in trying to solve this, I don't think.

Have you tried just using the laptop to connect to...
05-13-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By clasher

Is the snap paired as the power meter AND the...

Is the snap paired as the power meter AND the controllable trainer in zwift? If it's not then the game can't change the resistance.

Are you using the element APP to do the spindown calibration and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,027
Posted By clasher

I'm new to zwift this spring, and was...

I'm new to zwift this spring, and was flabbergasted about the UI too, I heard they were planning to release a big UI update this spring but the covid rush to zwift pushed those plans back. Since they...
05-11-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By clasher

You can also head over to Washington, and then...

You can also head over to Washington, and then stop in Lisbon on the same the ride, they aren't far away from Kitchener. Brussels is out near Listowel as well!
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Views: 876
Posted By clasher

Yeah, totally depends on the local topography....

Yeah, totally depends on the local topography. Around here I have no large climbs to do everesting, the biggest hills anywhere close to here are 30m or 40m perhaps. There's been a few riders that...
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Views: 876
Posted By clasher

A 4% slope would make for a long ride to get to...

A 4% slope would make for a long ride to get to everest elevation... like 400km I'd guess... There's an everesting calculator out there you can plug strava segments into and it'll tell you how long...
05-10-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By clasher

I've lost about 50lbs this year. 1200/calories a...

I've lost about 50lbs this year. 1200/calories a day for a dude 5'10". About 15 years ago I was around~300lbs and managed to get down to 220 and stay between 200-220 for the last 10 years or so. Last...
05-08-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By clasher

You could look into rocker plates to help with...

You could look into rocker plates to help with comfort indoors, some people say they help a lot. I set my trainer up on some rubber playground tiles that I use for deadlifting and it gives a little...
05-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By clasher

I used a tektro fork crown cable hanger...

I used a tektro fork crown cable hanger (https://tektro-usa.com/product/adjustable-fork-crown-cable-hanger/) and something like this doo-dad (https://tektro-usa.com/product/seat-clamp-cable-hanger/)...
05-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By clasher

Easiest thing would be to get it setup with...

Easiest thing would be to get it setup with cantilever brakes and Claris brifters. Depending on the crank and derailleurs the front shifting might be tricky to setup. I had a sirrus that I put drop...
05-05-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By clasher

Yeah, the wahoo bolt... it's always been way off...

Yeah, the wahoo bolt... it's always been way off from the kJ numbers. I think strava just takes the calorie number from wahoo instead of using its own calculation?
05-04-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By clasher

I have a sugino xd2, 170mm, 46/36/26 chainrings....

I have a sugino xd2, 170mm, 46/36/26 chainrings. Works well with 9 speed chain, I used it for touring with and 11-32 cassette. I sold the bike with its original components so this is just kicking...
05-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By clasher

I did a ride yesterday (with a power meter) and...

I did a ride yesterday (with a power meter) and it was 4,237kJ for total work but their calorie count was 5,517 for the 6h13m I was riding. I always eat back the total work number. I find on zwift...
05-04-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,215
Posted By clasher

+1 on the rolling pin recovery, I love it. I...

+1 on the rolling pin recovery, I love it.

I drink a chocolate protein shake after a hard workout, just a scoop of chocolate flavoured protein powder, a scoop of peanut butter and some more cocoa...
05-04-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By clasher

I'm trying it out since my work schedule has...

I'm trying it out since my work schedule has become too random to try and hang onto a trainerroad plan. I like it so far, but they had me at "don't do another ftp again"
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By clasher

Yeah, there's a lot stunt driving going on here...

Yeah, there's a lot stunt driving going on here too, sadly a 17 year old was ran down and killed last night and the driver fled the scene.

I am gonna give it a crack tomorrow anyway, I might just...
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By clasher

I'm in the same boat, most of the good roads an...

I'm in the same boat, most of the good roads an hour's ride around town have already been covered, and most of southern Ontario is laid out on a massive grid so there's a lot of roads and a lot of...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By clasher

I keep meaning to get out and do a diy 200 but I...

I keep meaning to get out and do a diy 200 but I can't seem to get motivated... i think I might have burned myself out doing over a 1000km on zwift last month.
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By clasher

If y'all use strava, you might find this site:...

If y'all use strava, you might find this site: Strava Multiple Ride Mapper (http://www.jonathanokeeffe.com/strava/map.php) Make sure you just select "ride" under activity types or it will put any...
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