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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: 330
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: 93
Views: 8,441
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: 4,030
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: 4,030
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: 788
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: 4,030
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: 493
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: 333
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: 116
Views: 7,812
Posted By atwl77

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

Don't know the guy, but terrible news nevertheless. RIP :(
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Views: 8,441
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: 788
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: 630
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: 258
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: 1,075
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: 4,030
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: 4,030
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: 285
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: 871
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: 14,344
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.
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Views: 973
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: 478
Posted By atwl77

Here's the share button: ...

Here's the share button:
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
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: 478
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: 493
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: 434
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: 496
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: 529
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: 93
Views: 8,441
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: 1,461
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: 309
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...
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Views: 1,461
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: 362
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: 2,424
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: 265
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...
05-21-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By atwl77

Try doing 60-60 at 130% FTP, no more, no less....

Try doing 60-60 at 130% FTP, no more, no less. 5-6 mins warm up, then 16 sets of 60s at 130% FTP with 60s recovery at 50% FTP, ending with 5-6mins warm down. That's about 42mins workout, see if that...
05-21-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By atwl77

Are you running into the problem of resistance...

Are you running into the problem of resistance kicking up until you have no strength to push the pedals (i.e. the ERG death spiral), or that no matter how hard you push it's hitting a power cap?
...
05-21-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By atwl77

Depends, could be any number of factors, like: ...

Depends, could be any number of factors, like:

1) what is the power target based off? FTP x 1.4? Something else? The target number could be too low, especially if you didn't do the fitness test...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By atwl77

Same here. Noise from the mount joint(s)...

Same here. Noise from the mount joint(s) creaking, noise from the camera housing, noise from internal brake/gear cables, etc. They all add up, especially on the handlebars where the vibrations from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By atwl77

Lots of rain this weekend, so I stayed indoors on...

Lots of rain this weekend, so I stayed indoors on Zwift instead. Did the Volcano Circuit thing, 25 laps to get the volcano badge/achievement.
Distance: 103.7km
Elevation gain: 431m
Moving/Elapsed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
Posted By atwl77

A significant portion of my mileage comes from...

A significant portion of my mileage comes from audax, and with such events being banned for the foreseeable future, it's definitely down for me.
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By atwl77

I am curious about this myself. So far I have...

I am curious about this myself. So far I have been avoiding carbon rails because on long brevets I use large saddle bags to store my kit and this can get relatively heavy.
05-17-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,658
Posted By atwl77

I also used to have this same problem before...

I also used to have this same problem before getting a PM - I tend to overdo it on climbs, and during long brevets my legs are shot and can't push much torque, but can still spin so my climbing...
05-15-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,658
Posted By atwl77

That's understandable. But I still don't think...

That's understandable. But I still don't think there's a general guideline for what's a good daily or weekly TSS to aim for, I think that value is going to be entirely dependent on an individual's...
05-14-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By atwl77

Well, you could 1) train yourself to ride in...

Well, you could
1) train yourself to ride in this position, so that you can also ride outdoors this way

or
2) lower your TV

or
3) add spacers to the aerobars (if it supports it, such as...
05-14-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By atwl77

Yeah, aerobars will certainly improve on comfort...

Yeah, aerobars will certainly improve on comfort but you also have to get used to riding in that position...... though oddly enough, is somewhat easier indoors on a trainer, than outdoors, mainly...
05-14-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,658
Posted By atwl77

I think a daily TSS is a more useful measure than...

I think a daily TSS is a more useful measure than weekly, because big rides or events or races (such as your 200k) end up as spikes that skew the amount significantly. Here, for example, 836/7 = 119...
05-12-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By atwl77

When racing they are also probably putting out...

When racing they are also probably putting out more W/kg than the average casual rider, so the saddle pressure is a lot less.

In addition to that, they are sitting on a more race/aero position...
05-12-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By atwl77

I use a Tacx Neo which does not need calibration,...

I use a Tacx Neo which does not need calibration, one of the Neo series' plus points.
05-11-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By atwl77

What you're doing now is fine for general fitness...

What you're doing now is fine for general fitness as well as core strength training, but you need to put hours on the bike for the bike leg and put hours running for the run. Not sure about the...
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