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10-14-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Beachgrad05

with friends but not on organized ride is awesome

with friends but not on organized ride is awesome
10-11-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

I was going to be doing AIDS/Lifecycle Kickoff...

I was going to be doing AIDS/Lifecycle Kickoff Ride tomorrow out of Van Nuys HS but the ride has been cancelled due to fires/air quality. I am going to ride Zwift instead.

I will do the Palm...
10-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

Good luck and be safe!

Good luck and be safe!
10-08-19, 09:23 AM
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Views: 1,816
Posted By Beachgrad05

Congrats! I enjoy century rides tho I'm not...

Congrats! I enjoy century rides tho I'm not fast.

Was yours part of organized ride or solo? Solo and not supported is a tad tougher. Kudos
10-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,427
Posted By Beachgrad05

Now I'm kicking myself for not reaching 500 miles...

Now I'm kicking myself for not reaching 500 miles GRRR. I was close but missed it. and DANG getting 1000 in a month! WOW I have not yet hit that many miles in one month. Dang work getting in...
10-07-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

There may be one of those in my area... one...

There may be one of those in my area... one evening I ran across a huge group of adults and kids coming out of my neighborhood as I was headed in....they were all over the road...I had to come to...
10-07-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

Now that might be worth giving a shot!

Now that might be worth giving a shot!
10-03-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

Probably not going to sign up for that. Don't...

Probably not going to sign up for that. Don't need another subscription to an app that controls my trainer. I get why folks might like it tho.
10-03-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have not used BKool. I created workouts out of...

I have not used BKool. I created workouts out of each day's AIDS rides into zwo files but can't get them onto ATV. Grrrr. I may have to break down and upgrade my computer at some point or get new...
10-03-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

Not disagreeing. Weather is perfect. My issue...

Not disagreeing. Weather is perfect. My issue is riding to work is just a struggle during week. Fall kills me with regard to mornings. Not sure why but I always feel I need to sleep longer. It...
10-03-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,427
Posted By Beachgrad05

Picked up my shirt last night. The tshirts were...

Picked up my shirt last night. The tshirts were in two boxes. Because there were only two guys on floor, I offered to help sift thru to find mine. Mine was the LAST shirt at bottom of box #2...
10-03-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By Beachgrad05

Thank goodness for cooler weather. I can finally...

Thank goodness for cooler weather. I can finally sleep comfortably.

I put my commuter bike on trainer in August to do Zwift Academy but a few big outside rides and heat meant I did one week of...
09-25-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By Beachgrad05

Miracles could happen but I'm still waiting on my...

Miracles could happen but I'm still waiting on my acceptance into that forum. Honestly I don' think it really exists.
09-24-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,985
Posted By Beachgrad05

No Schwinn here either. But man I wanted one. ...

No Schwinn here either. But man I wanted one. Think mine was a Huffy....it had the banana seat and sissy bar. Had it from first grade until 6th grade. Got a Sears Free Spirit 24" 10 speed for...
09-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

I graduated on Friday. I missed 2 stars on...

I graduated on Friday. I missed 2 stars on workout because of HR issue (put my HR strap on wrong part of arm so was dropping out. Tried to fix..and stopped and lost ERG mode. Took a bit to reset)....
09-24-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

Once you do ramp test that FTP number should now...

Once you do ramp test that FTP number should now be entered in settings as your FTP. You can adjust it if you feel too high or low I guess. I would suggest you see how things go based on what the...
09-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have workout #8...

I have workout #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) and one group ride/race to do to finish Zwift Academy 2019!

finished Workout #7...
09-18-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

Here is info on test from Zwift Insider....

Here is info on test from Zwift Insider. https://zwiftinsider.com/new-ramp-test/

I think I just did built in warm up...
09-18-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

Do the ramp test. It will take you less than 20...

Do the ramp test. It will take you less than 20 min most likely. If you have a Smart trainer and set it to ERG mode...will work great.

That is what I did and my FTP ended up pretty close to my...
09-17-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,985
Posted By Beachgrad05

That is great advice about doing in September. I...

That is great advice about doing in September. I may have to toss the idea about doing a remote ride with the ladies from The Unlikely Cyclist. Those roads look so enticing!
09-13-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

Yeah, I know about the min but I was not able to...

Yeah, I know about the min but I was not able to get fast enough on the steep grade on the Alpe. I tried to get speed up but my legs were just not able. I have to do next workout tonight, so didn't...
09-13-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

jsigone - no idea..I can't really stand much on...

jsigone - no idea..I can't really stand much on trainer. Too awkward.

I'm guessing the FTP I got which is not that great is rather accurate I guess. My Zwift Academy workouts are difficult in...
09-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

My legs quit before my heart on mine.

My legs quit before my heart on mine.
09-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By Beachgrad05

I was at the tail end of a 65 mile training ride...

I was at the tail end of a 65 mile training ride when some young men in a new Mustang were saying stuff directed at me. Not cat calling more fat shaming. I ignored their antics as best I could. I...
09-10-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By Beachgrad05

I've been a member on Bike Forums for years and...

I've been a member on Bike Forums for years and have not been granted access to the fabled women's forum. This is a forum that has been open and welcoming of those who are battling weight issues,...
09-10-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

I did ramp test and FTP was set at 165. Yesterday...

I did ramp test and FTP was set at 165. Yesterday I did Zwift Academy WO #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) and I could not hold 205 watts for 3 minutes :( I had...
09-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,985
Posted By Beachgrad05

I got 2nd tv for my Zwift room. My iMac is too...

I got 2nd tv for my Zwift room. My iMac is too old and so is IPad for Zwift. Got Apple TV so I could have my phone available for Zwift Companion. I wanted to be able to watch football or other...
09-09-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,985
Posted By Beachgrad05

I agree that looks amazing. I would be...

I agree that looks amazing. I would be interested if I could fit it in and afford trip.
09-05-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,985
Posted By Beachgrad05

Try the ramp test in ERG. I did that the other...

Try the ramp test in ERG. I did that the other day. My FTP is nothing to write home about...I had been using 150 based on Strava estimate of FTP and lowering by a smidge....estimate on Strava is 159...
08-29-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

I stopped at the Eldo crit Tue on my way home on...

I stopped at the Eldo crit Tue on my way home on my commute as it was the last night of racing for the year. Sadly there was a tragic crash early in race and the rider involved passed away today as...
08-21-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

No idea what was going on in his mind. I was as...

No idea what was going on in his mind. I was as far to right as reasonable and holding a steady line. 🤷🏼*♀️
08-21-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Kind of my thinking. I would have caused a huge...

Kind of my thinking. I would have caused a huge pileup if I had come to a complete ALC stop. Have to know your environment. This wasn't an ALC ride and most riders are not aware of ALC safety...
08-21-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

I had a comment on Facebook from an ALC rider...

I had a comment on Facebook from an ALC rider that this wouldn’t have occurred if everyone had stopped at sign. Maybe but he tried to pass on my right well after stop sign and turn onto road.
...
08-21-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

So this happened on Cool Breeze in AM. I didn't...

So this happened on Cool Breeze in AM. I didn't know how close I came to being taken out by another cyclist. My friend who was riding behind me told me later how this guy nearly hit my rear wheel....
08-18-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Was nice to see TrojanHorse and tunavic at Cool...

Was nice to see TrojanHorse and tunavic at Cool Breeze. Glad Garmin saved ride at lunch and didn’t lose it. I had that happen on Day 3 of AIDS/Lifecycle in 2018.

One of my friends was riding her...
08-15-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,972
Posted By Beachgrad05

I just had a flat on way to work yesterday. ...

I just had a flat on way to work yesterday. Might have taken me 10 minutes. I checked over tire both outside and inside thoroughly before putting new tube in.
08-11-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Thatís my plan as well as I took day off

Thatís my plan as well as I took day off
08-11-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,904
Posted By Beachgrad05

Iím lucky. I used to work at my LBS and even...

Iím lucky. I used to work at my LBS and even prior to working there if I had an issue I would take in at non-busy time and see if they can at least diagnose issue and often they will make the...
08-10-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

TrojanHorse - so are you riding CB? I found a...

TrojanHorse - so are you riding CB? I found a roomie so am keeping my room in Ventura Fri night. Have couple Unlikely Cyclist friends and husbands plus a few AIDS/Lifecycle ladies I know doing ride....
08-10-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

These coveted wheels in Zwift out in the wild on...

These coveted wheels in Zwift out in the wild on a lady riding with TUCís bike...
08-09-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Iíve got those w/o having logged into SSA

Iíve got those w/o having logged into SSA
08-09-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Was having ongoing issue with not being able to...

Was having ongoing issue with not being able to shift into big ring since purchasing Bianchi. Have it on trainer currently to do Zwift Academy. But for certain things I need the big ring. So took...
08-08-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

I plan on it but just hadn't had time before the...

I plan on it but just hadn't had time before the first two workouts that fit my schedule. ZA started on Monday. I have an issue with the Bianchi tho. It has twice stopped shifting chain onto big...
08-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 32,502
Posted By Beachgrad05

I havenít used Zwift in well over a year. Bianchi...

I havenít used Zwift in well over a year. Bianchi was purchased with Zwift in mind as well as for commute. So I havenít tried any of new routes yet (Innsbruck, New York and two new Watopia areas). ...
08-08-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Me! I have a room but couldn't find a roommate...

Me! I have a room but couldn't find a roommate so debating on cancelling room. Message/Text me if you might be interested in carpooling up?
08-06-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

jsigone Last night I rode trainer and...

jsigone

Last night I rode trainer and started about 8PM and my workout ran until 9:20pm. I had both fans going. My husband went to bed at some point around 9pm (normal for him) and he was sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,681
Posted By Beachgrad05

Somehow I seem to miss knowing WHEN the buy...

Somehow I seem to miss knowing WHEN the buy one/get one is.

I too use Infinit. I have pretty much stuck with the premix versions such as GoFar, Jet Fuel and Speed. I just ordered some custom...
08-05-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

I don't think it is terribly loud. I use not far...

I don't think it is terribly loud. I use not far from our bedroom often after husband has gone to bed. He hasn't complained. Once the FANS are all running full blast on top of it, the sound of the...
08-04-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

Signed up for Zwift Academy. Put my Bianchi on...

Signed up for Zwift Academy. Put my Bianchi on the trainer.
...
08-02-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,853
Posted By Beachgrad05

I gathered you stopped at the Subway/Chevron when...

I gathered you stopped at the Subway/Chevron when my routing that I borrowed off you....wanted me to turn into that shopping center off Chapman. I was barely into ride at that point having started...
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