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12-01-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By guachi

The 2020 Domane allows for much wider tires than...

The 2020 Domane allows for much wider tires than earlier models. It would be wide enough for me, but I would never ride any really rough gravel roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 SL5: and I quite like it. The iso...

I have a 2019 SL5: and I quite like it. The iso speed works and I like that it came with 32 mm tires stock. The 2020 version can handle even larger tires.

It wasn't a cheap bike but I also feel...
11-24-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,993
Posted By guachi

Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win....

Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win.

I've been aerobically fit my entire life. Was a good hurdler in junior high and high school.

I'm 45 now and in the best shape aerobically I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,760
Posted By guachi

Zwift Ramp Test I've only ever done the 20-minute...

Zwift Ramp Test I've only ever done the 20-minute version of the FTP test. It's probably worthwhile doing both types of tests but I prefer the sustained output of the 20-minute test as I'm more...
11-09-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,273
Posted By guachi

I thought the other reasons you mentioned would...

I thought the other reasons you mentioned would be more important to me but after actually buying my trainer the above reason was far and away the best benefit. There is no way I'd be in remotely as...
11-09-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By guachi

The video was cute. The best part was actually...

The video was cute. The best part was actually during the ad at the end where he says he uses the sponsor VPN to be virtually in London while he rides Zwift virtually in London.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By guachi

I bought a Kickr Core over a Memorial Day sale at...

I bought a Kickr Core over a Memorial Day sale at 20% off (and they'll be 20% off again over Black Friday).

It was definitely worth the expenditure for the reasons WhyFi stated above.
10-22-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,976
Posted By guachi

Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf...

Bikes are largely commodities with off-the-shelf parts. Little differentiation other than support and dealer network.
10-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,986
Posted By guachi

Lynx came out the year before. It was my first...

Lynx came out the year before. It was my first web browser, though it was entirely text based. I can't imagine anyone used it to order anything online.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By guachi

I have a Kickr Core. The things it doesn't have...

I have a Kickr Core. The things it doesn't have over a Kickr are not things I cared about. It doesn't have a cadence sensor, but I just bought one that I can use *off* the trainer. Ends up being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By guachi

I'm 45 and had a reasonable engine (240 W FTP)...

I'm 45 and had a reasonable engine (240 W FTP) from riding on a stationary bike but I was too heavy (about 215) this April. In May I bought a Domane SL5 for around $2500. But, like others said, take...
10-11-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,241
Posted By guachi

My low level Zone 2 Endurance riding at 60-65% of...

My low level Zone 2 Endurance riding at 60-65% of my FTP is about 175 Watts. That's about 10 calories per minute. I burn about 170 calories running at a pokey 10 minute mile. So that's 17 calories...
10-07-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,560
Posted By guachi

I know that I do far worse when it's hot or even...

I know that I do far worse when it's hot or even kinda warm outside. My HR shoots up and I can't maintain power. So I'll say 50-65 and sunny.
10-07-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By guachi

What is it that your current isn't doing for you...

What is it that your current isn't doing for you that you'd like it to do?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,890
Posted By guachi

As I said above I'll give a kudo to just about...

As I said above I'll give a kudo to just about anything. I'm not following tons of people so it's not hard for me to click a button. What I do limit is comments on Strava to extraordinary (for that...
10-03-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By guachi

I bought the cadence sensor because the Wahoo...

I bought the cadence sensor because the Wahoo Kickr Core doesn't come with one. Just as well as it's more versatile to have one that isn't stuck on the bike. My main issue with the Wahoo cadence...
10-03-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,538
Posted By guachi

Exercise. I'm in the Navy and we have a biannual...

Exercise. I'm in the Navy and we have a biannual fitness test. The cardio portion can be done with a swim, bike, or run. I'm a terrible swimmer. We could do the run on a treadmill (at 1% incline) but...
10-03-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By guachi

Regarding cadence sensors: I have the kind...

Regarding cadence sensors:

I have the kind that you can attach to your shoe so you can easily switch from bike to bike or person to person.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,890
Posted By guachi

I'll give kudos to almost anything on Strava. I...

I'll give kudos to almost anything on Strava. I ride a lot on Zwift because the weather here in Augusta, GA has been awful for months (it was 101 a few days ago. In late September).

There aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,196
Posted By guachi

1. You always have two "worlds" to choose from -...

1. You always have two "worlds" to choose from - Watopia and the real-world location of the day, which you can use the on-screen calendar to see what it is. After you've chosen your world you can...
10-01-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,640
Posted By guachi

I like 32 mm tires. Wide enough, easy to find,...

I like 32 mm tires. Wide enough, easy to find, fit lots of bikes, comfortable.
10-01-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,201
Posted By guachi

I bought some Grip Grab gloves online that were...

I bought some Grip Grab gloves online that were about $30. I got the really padded style as I was doing a 100-mile ride. They even have little magnets in the cuff so you can keep the gloves together.
09-26-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By guachi

I get them if I'm fatigued and increase my power...

I get them if I'm fatigued and increase my power output from already high to higher. I recently had this happen on a 40 km Zwift race and I attempted to power up a short hill. Easing off the pedals...
09-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By guachi

I just did a century ride in Delaware (my first!)...

I just did a century ride in Delaware (my first!) and the back country roads are all worth riding on. It was all on road and not dedicated trails, but many of the roads in and around Dover have lanes...
09-23-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By guachi

I'd spring for either a hitch rack or a roof...

I'd spring for either a hitch rack or a roof rack.

My last trip, I did neither as I could fit two bikes, two people, and a dog (plus bags) into the back of my station wagon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By guachi

Competition? Need to get a product to market? ...

Competition?
Need to get a product to market?
Poor testing or quality control?
Belief they can just fix software problems after release?

I own a Kickr Core and it's worked fine under four...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,652
Posted By guachi

I'd take the Golf GTI all day, every day. I have...

I'd take the Golf GTI all day, every day. I have a Golf station wagon and I'd own the R version if it were available for sale in the US.

It's like the opposite of a mullet - party in the front,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,629
Posted By guachi

I was doing a race for the Zwift Training Academy...

I was doing a race for the Zwift Training Academy just for something to do that was different than my usual free ride on whatever course seemed interesting. The races were fairly short, as it turned...
09-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,637
Posted By guachi

I'm in the Navy. You are technically over weight...

I'm in the Navy. You are technically over weight if your BMI is 27.5 or higher. I think BMI, in general, is 25.0 or higher to be considered overweight but the Navy uses 27.5. At my command, most of...
09-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,963
Posted By guachi

I bought two bikes this year from my LBS, a Trek...

I bought two bikes this year from my LBS, a Trek dealer. Neither was assembled correctly. Both had front derailleur issues. One I couldn't fix so I took it back to them. I was told two days, it took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By guachi

I own a 2019 Domane SL 5 and it wasn't on sale. ...

I own a 2019 Domane SL 5 and it wasn't on sale.

I would totally jump at one for $2000.
09-01-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,474
Posted By guachi

Looks like a nice bike. And the fixes shouldn't...

Looks like a nice bike. And the fixes shouldn't be too much. Tires and bar tape are wear items, anyway. And replacing the pedals shouldn't be that expensive.

Good find!
08-28-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,637
Posted By guachi

Ironically, I was up late after a hard ride (2.5...

Ironically, I was up late after a hard ride (2.5 hours in the afternoon and 1 hour before bed) and I was drinking straight sugar water laced with "lite salt" (potassium and sodium) to replenish my...
08-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,637
Posted By guachi

Good post. More useful than 36 minutes of Dr....

Good post. More useful than 36 minutes of Dr. Fung.
08-28-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,637
Posted By guachi

He erects strawman arguments attributing them to...

He erects strawman arguments attributing them to "everyone".

His argument, and the only study he shows that isn't a straw man, is that of the Big Loser contestants.

Eating less is bad but...
08-27-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,637
Posted By guachi

I found this video shockingly unconvincing and...

I found this video shockingly unconvincing and disingenuous.
08-27-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,629
Posted By guachi

Screen shot or it didn't happen. No drafting, no...

Screen shot or it didn't happen. No drafting, no tailwind, level ground.
08-21-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By guachi

Matching cycling jerseys.

Matching cycling jerseys.
08-21-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,629
Posted By guachi

The only place I feel safe enough doing a full...

The only place I feel safe enough doing a full sprint is on Zwift and it gives to the benefit of better aerodynamics than I can probably manage on my own.

That being said, I can do 700 watts in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By guachi

I have the 520 mentioned above. They are simple,...

I have the 520 mentioned above. They are simple, cheap, and dual sided.

I use a pair of mountain bike shoes with my road bike, a Trek Domane. I'm clearly not biking for maximum speed, but that's...
08-18-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By guachi

They are all fine. The primary difference I see...

They are all fine. The primary difference I see is the crank. The Trek and Specialized are both 48/38/28 and the Giant is 44/28.

My wife has a Verve 2 that, I think, has the same drivetrain as the...
08-18-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By guachi

Gravel bike. The Cannondale has a 46/30 crankset,...

Gravel bike. The Cannondale has a 46/30 crankset, so it will go low combined with the 11-34 cassette. You won't be flying on it, but I don't think that will be much of an issue.

Where in Germany...
08-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By guachi

A backpack or saddlebag might also work for your...

A backpack or saddlebag might also work for your commute. That my open up more bike options.

Though if you are riding on gravel a gravel bike (duh) would be appropriate. So might an endurance...
08-15-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By guachi

GCN actually did a video on commuting and...

GCN actually did a video on commuting and aerodynamics. They looked at what way carrying your clothes, etc. was the most aerodynamic. They tested backpack, rear panniers, and a top tube bar. Sadly, I...
08-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,223
Posted By guachi

And there are some leaders of countries who are...

And there are some leaders of countries who are so unfit they couldn't bike to the end of the driveway.

My sister lives in NZ and thinks this is cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,726
Posted By guachi

There's no indication this ride is some kind of...

There's no indication this ride is some kind of race or even pretends to be a race. There are no timed segments or any indication there are pace lines of any kind.

In one picture from the event...
08-09-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 1,204
Posted By guachi

My resting heart rate is somewhere in the 80s....

My resting heart rate is somewhere in the 80s. Maximum heart rate is about 190 and I can sustain in the low 170s at 90-95% of my FTP for an hour (at least according to last nights ride). I'm 45.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,726
Posted By guachi

Thanks for the recommendations and tips. I'm not...

Thanks for the recommendations and tips. I'm not sure if the event allows aero bars but with the course so flat it seemed like the best scenario to use them, if allowed.

I have enough choices...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,249
Posted By guachi

Question about the Fizik shoes - did you find the...

Question about the Fizik shoes - did you find the sizing was accurate? And how would you describe the width? None of the three bike shops in town carry Fizik shoes so I was unable to try them on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,908
Posted By guachi

Thanks. Makes sense considering the Elites...

Thanks.

Makes sense considering the Elites are 1850g and one would assume the stock wheels are heavier.
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