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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By atwl77

600k audax. Both hot weather (36C max, according...

600k audax. Both hot weather (36C max, according to the Garmin) and heavy rain in one ride, and experienced pain in both legs with over 200km to go. But I survived and finished in time.
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Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By atwl77

I did the 600K this weekend. Weather forecasts...

I did the 600K this weekend. Weather forecasts predicted a very wet ride, so I packed extra gloves and socks, in addition to an extra change of clothes for the overnight.

It started pretty cool in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,356
Posted By atwl77

It's divisive just like any other divisive...

It's divisive just like any other divisive product or brand... Canon vs Nikon, full frame vs Micro Four Thirds, Leica vs everyone else, Mac vs PC, Android vs iOS, etc.

Who cares what others think,...
07-19-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By atwl77

I ended up doing L'Etape stage 3 today, because I...

I ended up doing L'Etape stage 3 today, because I had washed my bike yesterday afternoon, then it rained from evening right into the night and the roads were all still wet by morning, lol.

Had two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By atwl77

France - while waiting to cross the road in...

France - while waiting to cross the road in Rambouillet, some drivers even stopped to let me cross first.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By atwl77

It's... different. Not necessarily harder, just...

It's... different. Not necessarily harder, just feels different.

To remove:
- Little ring in front, little ring at the back.
- Loosen the quick release.
- Grab the end of the rear derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
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
06-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
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: 747
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,440
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
06-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
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,...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
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: 579
Posted By atwl77

Here's the share button: ...

Here's the share button:
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
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...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
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: 1,754
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...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
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...
05-21-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
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...
05-14-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
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...
05-11-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
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...
05-04-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,004
Posted By atwl77

Regardless of whether you're using bone...

Regardless of whether you're using bone conducting headphones, or earbuds with outdoor/transparency/ambient/whatever-they-call-it mode, the most important thing to control is listening volume. I can...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By atwl77

This month my local Audax club is up to another...

This month my local Audax club is up to another indoor challnge, this time a total virtual mileage challenge totalling 300km, 600km or 1000km by the end of May.

300km in a month is quite easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By atwl77

I tried to do Everesting on Zwift today, but did...

I tried to do Everesting on Zwift today, but did not complete it and bailed after 5 reps of Alpe du Zwift. Lack of sleep played a big part, I woke up at 1am and started riding at 2am. The intent was...
04-16-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By atwl77

Riding for an hour introduces pacing issues. You...

Riding for an hour introduces pacing issues. You must be a very experienced rider in order to properly pace yourself to ride at threshold for the whole hour. It's all too easy for an inexperienced...
04-14-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By atwl77

If you're using Zwift's own FTP test, I don't...

If you're using Zwift's own FTP test, I don't think terrain matters, or at least it doesn't with the ramp test. Can't confirm this with their other FTP testing methods but I can't imagine them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By atwl77

I suspect a saddle bag is in the way. But still,...

I suspect a saddle bag is in the way. But still, saddle rail mount is still the way to go. Kick that saddle bag out and put the tools elsewhere. I suspect accessories for aero seat posts are rare...
04-13-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,737
Posted By atwl77

It definitely looks like the servers are being...

It definitely looks like the servers are being heavily loaded. Used to be after a race I could see results, along with all the usual stats (20m power, 5m power, etc) immediately. Now, sometimes it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By atwl77

231km on Zwift. Zwift currently has this Parley...

231km on Zwift. Zwift currently has this Parley Speed Mission event where the goal is to ride a total of 250km in April, and if you do it by the 16th you are entered into a draw to stand a chance of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By atwl77

I think another point to consider is the software...

I think another point to consider is the software side and feature support.

If you use Zwift, then the Tacx Neo will give you the road feel and downhill drive whereas a Wahoo, paired with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,304
Posted By atwl77

Main thing for me is that shorts hold their...

Main thing for me is that shorts hold their position by being tight around the waist. Bibshorts move that role over to the shoulder straps. Less pressure around the waist is more comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By atwl77

I remember DCRainMaker doing some noise...

I remember DCRainMaker doing some noise comparisons in some of his videos.

Also to the OP, consider a trainer mat. They're not just for absorbing sweat and protecting your floor, but also to help...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By atwl77

100km on Zwift today - did 5 laps around the...

100km on Zwift today - did 5 laps around the Watopia Sands and Sequoias route, so that it wasn't entirely all flat, and there were dinosaurs too.
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By atwl77

Sounds a lot like the first time I did my very...

Sounds a lot like the first time I did my very first solo 100km, barely a month after I started picking up cycling. Camelbak with 3L reservoir, rain jacket, spare clothes, a lunch box with...
03-17-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,577
Posted By atwl77

Audax Malaysia has postponed this month's events...

Audax Malaysia has postponed this month's events (one BRM1000 and one BRM300) until an unannounced later date. The country is officially in a partial lockdown until the end of the month, so I'm...
03-01-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By atwl77

Yes, and because it compares HR with watts, it...

Yes, and because it compares HR with watts, it can be fooled. My HR is typically lower when doing low cadence work so doing 180W at 50rpm is going to make it think I have a better VO2Max than if...
02-27-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,880
Posted By atwl77

My trainer difficulty slider is at 100%, and...

My trainer difficulty slider is at 100%, and combined with the Tacx Neo's downhill drive, descending in Zwift works exactly like descending in real life. Heavier guys are gonna descent faster than...
02-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,880
Posted By atwl77

I remember doing a race like that. Same thing,...

I remember doing a race like that. Same thing, getting dropped and barely hanging on the flats, then getting back lots of position on Box Hill and Leith Hill. But had to work a lot on the descent and...
02-23-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By atwl77

Fenix can pair with any standard ANT+ sensor.

Fenix can pair with any standard ANT+ sensor.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By atwl77

Skin still recovering from sunburn from the...

Skin still recovering from sunburn from the previous week's ride, so stayed home and raced on Zwift instead. Did the 3R Tour of Fire and Ice Hilly Race. Did not manage to get a sub-1 hour result on...
02-19-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By atwl77

Nah, I'm not exactly brand-loyal. I go with...

Nah, I'm not exactly brand-loyal. I go with whatever best fits my needs. The GoPros only became decent since version 6, and then took a giant leap with their Hypersmooth stabilization from 7 onwards....
02-19-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By atwl77

For vlogging I think one of the newer GoPros...

For vlogging I think one of the newer GoPros would be more suitable. Better stabilization and audio, especially. If cost is an issue, maybe look for a used Hero 7 Black... which from a practical...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By atwl77

Ok, wow, where do I start... It was about...

Ok, wow, where do I start...

It was about 2.5-3 hours drive to the starting point so I had to try and sleep early (emphasis on "try"), wake up early and start driving by 2:30am on the Friday of...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By atwl77

Finished my Super Randonnée, in 50h 24m....

Finished my Super Randonnée, in 50h 24m. Absolutely brutal ride, toughest I've done so far with extreme heat during the day and then as low as a 10°C descent with nothing more than a rain jacket to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By atwl77

I finished a Super Randonnée in 50h 24m this...

I finished a Super Randonnée in 50h 24m this weekend. Although the route on RideWithGPS reported 12k elevation, but actual result on the Garmin was 9581m. That's still 382 miles with 31433 feet of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By atwl77

Sure, the ultra-endurance cycling crowd uses them...

Sure, the ultra-endurance cycling crowd uses them and that alone speaks volumes. But it's not just for hand comfort, it's also for saddle comfort since the different position also makes you rest on a...
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By atwl77

Finished a 200k this weekend. The local Pink...

Finished a 200k this weekend. The local Pink Ride, where ladies get to ride for free (Audax Randonneurs Malaysia pays for their homologation) is a very popular annual event and this year we have over...
01-08-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,880
Posted By atwl77

You remind me of the sabretooth tiger race from...

You remind me of the sabretooth tiger race from an old PC game, Caveman Ughlympics. Would make for an interesting Zwift-style race - a sabertooth tiger (or alien xenomorph, or velociraptor, 4x4...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By atwl77

I just use a silver marker pen to draw the edge...

I just use a silver marker pen to draw the edge around the cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,105
Posted By atwl77

2019 has been a roller coaster for me. Training...

2019 has been a roller coaster for me. Training for Paris-Brest-Paris 2019, riding the qualifying brevets plus extra, then going to France and ending PBP with a very early DNF, then coming back and...
12-17-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,880
Posted By atwl77

Depending on your weight, descents can also be a...

Depending on your weight, descents can also be a major separation point. You can get a huge separation on a long descent and then never be able to catch the group again. Being very light sucks in...
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