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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By Athens80

ERGdb -- 5000+ Cycling Workouts for Zwift, Plus Workout Creator

ERGdb (https://ergdb.org/) has a growing library of over five thousand cycling workouts that can be downloaded in Zwift's .zwo format.

It also has a workout creator / editor that works with .erg,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By Athens80

Zwift has a free, short trial. See whether...

Zwift has a free, short trial.

See whether the social environment in Zwift matters to you, riding in the virtual world with others, doing group rides, races, etc. If you'd just as soon ride solo,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,835
Posted By Athens80

Zwift has recently published a series of How To...

Zwift has recently published a series of How To videos on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjaxpWLm1cBfWUU0AKWCOusaZMaf_yxFv).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,743
Posted By Athens80

You're aware that chains and cassettes are...

You're aware that chains and cassettes are consumables, like cables and bar tape. They have to be replaced on every bike with every groupset. (Some of the chains were DuraAce, fwiw. I just bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,743
Posted By Athens80

To add an anecdote, my 105 has 21,509 miles since...

To add an anecdote, my 105 has 21,509 miles since I started recording, with a few thousand miles earlier. I've replaced chains, cassettes, cables and probably prematurely, one chain ring. At a rate...
09-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Athens80

You won't want to stand up and sprint, but you'll...

You won't want to stand up and sprint, but you'll be about as low riding the trainer as you are riding outside. Depending on the trainer, you might be an inch or two higher. On a direct drive trainer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Athens80

HurtsErgo linked to a third-party database of...

HurtsErgo linked to a third-party database of workouts (73summit.com). That link is no longer valid. The app has not been updated in a couple of years.

TrainingPeaks has an article...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,576
Posted By Athens80

"Lead–crime hypothesis" from Wikipedia...

"Lead–crime hypothesis" from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead%E2%80%93crime_hypothesis)



Baltimore’s Toxic Legacy Of Lead Paint from fivethirtyeight.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Athens80

You can find some specifications at Vintage...

You can find some specifications at Vintage Cannondale (https://vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers/). They have old Cannondale catalogs and other info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,466
Posted By Athens80

For the record, after four years the eight ounces...

For the record, after four years the eight ounces of glue was still in good condition. Then I moved it from inside to a garage that'll get 100°+ regularly and in the year since it's thickened up....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By Athens80

Use a Best Bike Split...

Use a Best Bike Split (https://www.bestbikesplit.com/case-studies) plan?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,127
Posted By Athens80

American Academy of Dermatology - Is sunscreen safe?

An extract from a page of the (https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/prevent/is-sunsceen-safe)American Academy of Dermatology...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,466
Posted By Athens80

A can of Rema Patch Glue can is good for a few...

A can of Rema Patch Glue can is good for a few years.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/221x350/rema_8oz_patch_glue_c4a1361320a6d16ffe410b36e9e94fb16fca55e4.jpg

Rema 8oz Patch...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,550
Posted By Athens80

:thumb: Certainly if the ride is organized in a...

:thumb:
Certainly if the ride is organized in a paceline or taking the available width of the road.

If the organization is more casual, and road conditions allow, I'm fine with passing in some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,550
Posted By Athens80

Why do people do whatever possible to hammer up...

Why do people do whatever possible to hammer up hills and then drift back on descents and flats? And also at leaving stops, starting across the intersection and down the street ultra slow?

Why not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,127
Posted By Athens80

Sun sleeves -- a Pearl Izumi example is here...

Sun sleeves -- a Pearl Izumi example is here (https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/shop/unisex/warmers/road/sun_sleeves/p/14371503508), but there are plenty more on offer....
05-29-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Athens80

How To Install 7 Speed Cassette On 8/9/10 Speed Hub [or 11 Speed]

For future reference, here's a video on the subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrd5XAQfgaA
Just use the wider spacer, or add a 10-to-11 spacer, to make the video apply to using a seven speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Athens80

MaximumTrainer

A recent entry:



It integrates
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Athens80

The velcro strap may not serve any purpose....

The velcro strap may not serve any purpose. Remove the strap if it grabs your shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By Athens80

Price replacement chain rings, cassette, front...

Price replacement chain rings, cassette, front derailleur, and chain versus a 105 group set. You could have all new 5800 under $380 or new R7000 under $450.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,080
Posted By Athens80

Google says others have struggles with stuck...

Google says others have struggles with stuck buckles on Giros -- and on Sidis.

Someone offered this solution: "Like a Chinese Finger Trap, the trick is to actually push it in farther first. Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Athens80

The Strava heat map here...

The Strava heat map here https://www.strava.com/heatmap#12.38/-77.06903/38.80648/hot/ride is a great place to see where others in your area are riding. The "hotter" the street, the more riders are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Athens80

I'm still trying to understand. What skewers do...

I'm still trying to understand. What skewers do the Pro 3 wheels come with? The Trek website listing for these wheels...
12-31-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Athens80

The standard Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter...

The standard Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter (https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter) has both an HDMI out port and a Lightning charging port. Just attach your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Athens80

Upgrading from what? Which skewers do you have...

Upgrading from what? Which skewers do you have now, or which skewers are thrown into the box by the retailer?
12-30-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By Athens80

Here's the story of Zwift via the Oculus Rift at...

Here's the story of Zwift via the Oculus Rift at CES two years ago: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/01/zwift-in-vr.html.They've had VR capability since 2013.

I've read a comment or two since. It...
12-29-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,635
Posted By Athens80

You detest paying monthly for monthly service....

You detest paying monthly for monthly service. That's fine.

"Rent-seeking" is different. Zwift and TrainerRoad are not rent-seeking. As described on Investopedia...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,855
Posted By Athens80

:deadhorse2: No, wait, this is a worthy...

:deadhorse2:
No, wait, this is a worthy resurrection of a dead thread! Welcome, Peter.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,275
Posted By Athens80

:)

:)
11-23-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Athens80

Your assignment is to read...

Your assignment is to read https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/11/trainer-apps-guide.html .

The apps have gotten more sophisticated since that article was published. But it provides all the basics.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Athens80

You might track down the model here:...

You might track down the model here: https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2017

And get some valuation estimates here: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Athens80

You may already own a higher-end cycling computer...

You may already own a higher-end cycling computer (e.g., Garmin, Wahoo) that will control a smart trainer to follow a course / profile.

PerfPro (https://perfprostudio.com/) is a one time purchase.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,130
Posted By Athens80

Why is right turn on red outlawed in Germany?

Why is right turn on red outlawed in Germany?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,599
Posted By Athens80

Weight bearing exercise for health is well...

Weight bearing exercise for health is well documented, isn't it? Life is more than cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By Athens80

AppleTV supports 3 Bluetooth connections -- the...

AppleTV supports 3 Bluetooth connections -- the remote and two more. So a typical limitation is that you can connect the smart trainer and heart rate monitor but not a third sensor like a cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,969
Posted By Athens80

Cheaper? Setting up the "virtual" part of...

Cheaper?

Setting up the "virtual" part of the trainer requires a recent smart phone and a subscription to Zwift or other service. Some cyclists already have a smart phone. Or AppleTV will do.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By Athens80

Youtube is your friend. There are many how to...

Youtube is your friend. There are many how to videos on Zwift. Shane Miller - GPLama (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbcwZ8hm18GK6on_S_CgmFA) is a reliable guide. Many Zwift Tips here...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,969
Posted By Athens80

The "Kinetic Road Machine | Smart...

The "Kinetic Road Machine | Smart (https://www.kurtkinetic.com/trainers-products/kinetic-road-machine-smart)" specs (https://www.kurtkinetic.com/trainers-products/kinetic-road-machine-smart) list...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By Athens80

Wahoo TICKR (ANT+ and Bluetooth) or 4iiii Viiiiva...

Wahoo TICKR (ANT+ and Bluetooth) or 4iiii Viiiiva (Bluetooth, ANT+ and ANT+ to Bluetooth retransmitter) or Scosche Rhythm (Bluetooth and Ant+ on armband)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By Athens80

Somehow Shimano 5800 11-speed and 5600 10-speed...

Somehow Shimano 5800 11-speed and 5600 10-speed are coexisting reasonably well on a 5800 cassette mounted on a 2014 Kickr. By that I mean that shifting works, a few front & rear gear combinations on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,077
Posted By Athens80

[/left]True. I've used the discontinued Park...

[/left]True.

I've used the discontinued Park Tool beam-type torque wrenches exactly because I'm not that experienced. I maintain a couple of bikes. They're nearly all OEM parts; we're not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 14,274
Posted By Athens80

Zone 1 is different in different systems. In a...

Zone 1 is different in different systems. In a polarized training plan, zone 1 covers, roughly, zones 1 and 2 in other plans.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Athens80

Golden Cheetah - free, open source software ...

Golden Cheetah - free, open source software

download here: www.goldencheetah.org/#section-download (http://www.goldencheetah.org/#section-download)
features here:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By Athens80

If it matters enough -- the 2018 KICKR and KICKR...

If it matters enough -- the 2018 KICKR and KICKR Core are noticeably quieter than Wahoo's prior years' models. The new models are "silent" -- at least quiet enough that the noise level is determined...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Athens80

Option -- use ANT+ sensors with Apple TV by...

Option -- use ANT+ sensors with Apple TV by converting the ANT+ signals to Bluetooth.

There are two devices on the market. One is the aforementioned Viiiiva Heart Rate Monitor...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By Athens80

The Wahoo KICKR Core...

The Wahoo KICKR Core (https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/bike-trainers/kickr-core-indoor-smart-trainer) is in line to be the new benchmark in value for money -- capable, quiet, compatible with any...
08-12-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Athens80

VeloReality (https://veloreality.com/shop/) and...

VeloReality (https://veloreality.com/shop/) and others sell real world, training oriented, videos. Some, like VeloReality, use one-time sales, while others, if I recall correctly, are by...
08-11-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,863
Posted By Athens80

Kevin: You'd benefit from getting some basic...

Kevin: You'd benefit from getting some basic information from good sources.
Basic training concepts include intensity and duration -- how hard to ride, for how long. Joe Friel is one of the standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,053
Posted By Athens80

Kevin has wisely taken the advice to start over...

Kevin has wisely taken the advice to start over with his question in the Training & Nutrition forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,053
Posted By Athens80

Agreed. I'd be interested to hear what it takes...

Agreed. I'd be interested to hear what it takes to get that slippery, and who's achieved it.
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