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09-27-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

If you do one of the free strava CTS plans, can...

If you do one of the free strava CTS plans, can you import those workouts to zwift to use erg mode or whatnot?
09-27-20, 03:27 PM
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Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

197 miles between last sun and yesterday. Most...

197 miles between last sun and yesterday. Most miles I've had in my legs in a week since college.

Fit had really been an issue and my knee had been bothering me the same way it did in college...
09-26-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Aren't you better off raising your bars a ton for...

Aren't you better off raising your bars a ton for zwift races? With bars up high your breathing etc would be easier no? Aero doesn't matter at all for the simulation because it's not like it scans...
09-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

Contrats! That's the big 7^2 milestone!

Contrats!
That's the big 7^2 milestone!
09-25-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By ridethecliche

I think mechanical discs are better than rim...

I think mechanical discs are better than rim brakes in terms of braking performance but modulation is much harder AFAIK. Obviously depends on the quality.

Heck, if you're feeling spry, you could...
09-24-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By ridethecliche

IMHO you're still better off spending money once...

IMHO you're still better off spending money once and getting what you really need. If these cheaper bikes do that and come with reputable parts/wheels then go for it.

Bummer that you can't get...
09-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By ridethecliche

I just realized that you're in the philipines....

I just realized that you're in the philipines. Have no idea what the market is like over there but depending on cost of shipping etc, you might be able to put something together.
Otherwise if...
09-20-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,826
Posted By ridethecliche

If they didn't point it out when you dropped it...

If they didn't point it out when you dropped it off, didn't call you when they started the work, and didn't point it out when you picked it up until you pointed it out... Well then they did the...
09-18-20, 11:34 AM
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Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Been reading some awesome things about the...

Been reading some awesome things about the passport but it's likely way too big for my needs.
Hell I think my TL is too big but my biggest qualm is that the rear seats won't fold down.

Hard to...
09-18-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

What did you get? Any chance the first shop...

What did you get?

Any chance the first shop will fix it again before you get carmax to buy it?

The auto trans in my 06 acura tl has started getting a bit jerky when cold. I paid a grand in...
09-18-20, 08:07 AM
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Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

I've been doing IF at some level since med...

I've been doing IF at some level since med school. Lately things have been a bit all over the place but I lost almost 15-20 lbs this spring because of IF and also likely stress from being in the...
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By ridethecliche

Buy something used that's 5-10 years old instead....

Buy something used that's 5-10 years old instead.

This was pre covid but my roadie cost 350 used with 11 speed 105. Lesser known brand but it's solid.

Used bike prices are high right now, but...
09-17-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

This the cheapest I've found replacement kickr...

This the cheapest I've found replacement kickr belts if anyone is looking. I have a first gen unit. Ordered two for like 30 bucks since they're a wear item.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/383718436444
09-14-20, 11:14 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Omg that poor pegorettiiii! All bike forum...

Omg that poor pegorettiiii!

All bike forum things aside, I hope your friend is doing as well as possible given the circumstances...
09-14-20, 11:07 PM
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Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

I've found it kinda helpful to have zwift open on...

I've found it kinda helpful to have zwift open on my surface right there and then have Netflix going in the background.

Need to fiddle with my saddle angle a bit. Starts feeling uncomfortable...
09-14-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

What does this even mean?!

What does this even mean?!
09-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 35,166
Posted By ridethecliche

I would have probably taken some sandpaper and...

I would have probably taken some sandpaper and roughed up the finish a bit over doing the channel locks thing. That plus carbon paste or such.

Worst case scenario is beer can shim but a well made...
09-10-20, 11:38 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Twins :) I started taking it after getting...

Twins :)

I started taking it after getting diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis in med school. Grades were ****, I was exhausted all the time, and course directors were talking to me about...
09-10-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 35,166
Posted By ridethecliche

Okay, i've got to deck my trek out with my carbon...

Okay, i've got to deck my trek out with my carbon wheelset and do a photoshoot sometime! That setup is wild though. Those wheels and those pedals? Huh.

When things go live on amazon again, I'll...
09-10-20, 01:07 AM
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Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Haha wow I was like 2 decades off. I thought it...

Haha wow I was like 2 decades off. I thought it looked a lot older.
Super cool all the same!
09-09-20, 10:13 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Map test done again today. 215 about 2-3 weeks...

Map test done again today.
215 about 2-3 weeks ago and 225 today.

Shooting for 240 on the map test by the end of the month. After I was injured in college and had to recover for a full summer,...
09-09-20, 10:06 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Yeah what is that? F 5/6?

Yeah what is that?
F 5/6?
09-09-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

Did another ramp test and then the wattopia KOM....

Did another ramp test and then the wattopia KOM. Need to start doing that more as benchmarking. Was a pretty decent effort. I want to be able to do a longer climb next time. I see the france setting...
09-09-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Hope you stay safe cypress. Err keep...

Hope you stay safe cypress.



Err keep an eye on things. Steroids can induce mania.
09-09-20, 03:04 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Well he already grew out the mustache so he has...

Well he already grew out the mustache so he has that going for him!
09-07-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

9.5hrs, 150 miles, 8150ft of climbing, about 600...

9.5hrs, 150 miles, 8150ft of climbing, about 600 TSS, and 5000 kilojoules in the last 5 days. Trying to do a build of sorts...

I'm on call tomorrow so I'm just going to do some yoga in the...
08-31-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

Cheater! 😁😁😁

Cheater!

😁😁😁
08-31-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Have a bunch of friends that work in the car...

Have a bunch of friends that work in the car world and tool companies absolutely prey on them when they start till they wise up. Awful credit lines for tools and chests etc they absolutely don't...
08-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

So... Got the OG kickr all set up and just...

So...

Got the OG kickr all set up and just tried zwift for the first time. Tried a few sprints and it honestly felt a bit awkward but I hit 1295W according to strava.

The steady state stuff...
08-24-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

I just got an og kickr for a pretty darn good...

I just got an og kickr for a pretty darn good price so I'm hoping to take advantage of stuff at it comes.

When I connected it to wahoo I got a bunch of offers to use things and check them out, so...
08-24-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

My initial thought was to just program workouts...

My initial thought was to just program workouts using free trainer day and using erg mode. I figured I'd just watch TV shows while doing SST.

Being able to do intervals etc on zwift sounds like it...
08-24-20, 06:03 PM
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Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Flatballer The holistic folks I encounter...

Flatballer


The holistic folks I encounter are way more likely to want to do therapy than med. As always, perfect is the enemy of good. Maybe it would be better if you both did it vs you doing it...
08-23-20, 03:09 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Absolutely not a bad idea to try doing therapy...

Absolutely not a bad idea to try doing therapy even if it's just for yourself. You could learn a lot from it.

I'm not really sure how I feel about the text based stuff. I'd say you should atleast...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By ridethecliche

You could use just about anything... ...

You could use just about anything...

Shimanos stuff is solid. Don't make this complicated.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By ridethecliche

Probably a decent amount of fakes in there as well

Probably a decent amount of fakes in there as well
08-22-20, 10:04 PM
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Views: 6,941
Posted By ridethecliche

So uh do I actually want to get zwift

So uh do I actually want to get zwift
08-22-20, 10:03 PM
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Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

Trainer road vs sufferfest? Thoughts?

Trainer road vs sufferfest?
Thoughts?
08-21-20, 11:18 AM
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Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

Without any real racing this year there's no hope...

Without any real racing this year there's no hope for strava if they can't make money in this environment!
08-18-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,912
Posted By ridethecliche

On modern wider rims in actually fighting just to...

On modern wider rims in actually fighting just to even get my 25s in and out in the rear. Kinda of unfortunate but I'm not really wanting for anything more on the road to be honest.

​​​​​​Wouldn't...
08-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Sorry to hear that man. I hope theres some let...

Sorry to hear that man. I hope theres some let for you.
08-13-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,001
Posted By ridethecliche

Trainer talk

Posting here as well...

Is there anything other than wahoo I should be looking at if I'm buying a direct drive trainer? With residency stuff, it's pretty easy to justify missing workouts with the...
08-13-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Trainer talk

Is there anything other than wahoo I should be looking at if I'm buying a direct drive trainer?

With residency stuff, it's pretty easy to justify missing workouts with the hours etc. Id love to...
08-10-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,912
Posted By ridethecliche

Ahhh thanks for this info, I guess I'll just...

Ahhh thanks for this info, I guess I'll just limit myself to the 28s then.
Honestly, the ride with 25's is really good so the 28s will be pretty amazing. I'm running modern wheels so they're wider...
08-09-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

After a non cycling related incident today I...

After a non cycling related incident today I think I'm going to be riding indoors a fair amount for the next couple of weeks...

What fans are you folks using to keep cool indoors? I was thinking...
08-08-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,912
Posted By ridethecliche

Someone in the university cycling club is going...

Someone in the university cycling club is going to get me an old set of 30/32 tires and I'm going to test fit them F/R to see if it's even possible to fit them with dimpled stays.

One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By ridethecliche

You can find these cranksets used all day. Also...

You can find these cranksets used all day. Also you could use an 11 speed version with no ill effects afaik.
08-08-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ridethecliche

Re: rotating pelvis forward SMP saddles are...

Re: rotating pelvis forward

SMP saddles are amazing for this. I honestly can't overstate how awesome they are. Finally settled on them in college after a period of having issues with like 5-6 well...
07-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

I know you weren't talking about cars ya nerds! ...

I know you weren't talking about cars ya nerds!



I'm hoping mine starts afloat. I'd like it to see me through training... At least the next year if that's not possible.
07-25-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,330
Posted By ridethecliche

Get a miata. Tbh im semi looking for a new...

Get a miata.

Tbh im semi looking for a new to me car as well. I have an 06 Acura TL that just hit 150k but is starting to develop some electrical and/or trans issues.

Kinda thinking a 2012 v6...
07-23-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196
Posted By ridethecliche

So you got a new light bike? Wasn't your last...

So you got a new light bike? Wasn't your last post about how heavy your old bike was?

Use the other one if youre worried about it for your first race.
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