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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I definitely understand what everyone here is...

I definitely understand what everyone here is saying, but I think it comes down to personal preference. For instance, I have a really hard time standing and pedaling properly on the trainer, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Domane SLR Project One. Went a little overboard...

Domane SLR Project One. Went a little overboard but I love it! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

That's awesome. It didn't happen exactly the same...

That's awesome. It didn't happen exactly the same way for me, but I also was looking at a Trek Emonda. In fact, I ordered it. Then I went back and canceled the order, placing a new order for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Hey, kudos to you. That's 5 reps more than I've...

Hey, kudos to you. That's 5 reps more than I've ever done on Zwift. Though it is on my list of things to do at some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,980
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I just wanted to add a comment and pretend I know...

I just wanted to add a comment and pretend I know what's going on here. :twitchy: Ironically, I've only had one very small problem on this forum and it was with 1 person in particular, of whom I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

For what it's worth...generally speaking, "9 is...

For what it's worth...generally speaking, "9 is better than 8". For one, it gives you more options when climbing and such...but it also (often) represents a step up in "tier" of groupsets, and...
04-19-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

As others have said, congratulations! Really...

As others have said, congratulations! Really awesome to read your story. Here's to many years of fun and learning even more new things! :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Meh, I love Trek, but I would say the same. Steer...

Meh, I love Trek, but I would say the same. Steer clear of that nightmare if you can. :) I'm glad to have the T47 on my new Domane, if for nothing else...peace of mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,038
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I'm so vain I spend tons of money on a bike when...

I'm so vain I spend tons of money on a bike when most people with a $200 huffy could beat me in a race. :)

I'm also so vain that when riding on Zwift, I pretend like my Cat D race podium finish...
04-13-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,350
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I race from time to time on Zwift. Not good mind...

I race from time to time on Zwift. Not good mind you..."n00b" is in my name for a reason. But I do it...so I'm in D cat. But I always get people beating me at 4+w/kg in the D cat. Luckily, I also see...
04-13-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Well, the app is leagues ahead of the actual...

Well, the app is leagues ahead of the actual website. I think what you're getting on the Zwifthacks site is a combination of the data you get from the official site and the app...plus a bonus or two....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,039
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Haha, yea I mean it's definitely not for...

Haha, yea I mean it's definitely not for everyone. I had a grey Checkpoint before the Domane and I gotta say...it just didn't "speak" to me. But I get that this kind of "out there" color doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

This is just based on what you said you want to...

This is just based on what you said you want to do...not trying to go pro or being a Cat A racer. You seem to have a similar riding mentality as I do. But take what I say with a grain of salt.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Sun, 04/12/2020 ........ REST! :) Sat,...

Sun, 04/12/2020 ........ REST! :)
Sat, 04/11/2020 .......... Zwift: Group Ride (D) ... 40:45 ... 21.22 km ... 56 m
Fri, 04/10/2020 ........... Zwift: Cycling Workout .. 29:40 .. 7.75 km ..... 232...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,039
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Ahaha. Yea, that'd be me. Wasn't my intention to...

Ahaha. Yea, that'd be me. Wasn't my intention to start a movement, but it is an incredible color. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19,472
Views: 4,101,926
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I have the 530 as well. Love it. My last...

I have the 530 as well. Love it.

My last bike purchase was some camo half-finger gloves for the summer and some new bidons. Working well so far, though I'm now eyeballing the GCN ones...I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,039
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Heck, we'd probably ride Al 105 lol. I had a...

Heck, we'd probably ride Al 105 lol. I had a Checkpoint ALR5 for a while and it was "fine" as far as bikes go. Checked the gravel bike check-boxes, and shifts were fine. I definitely paid too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 205,299
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Thanks. Yea, the quote (based on my...

Thanks. Yea, the quote (based on my understanding) is really unknown in terms of origin. There are some persons loosely associated with the phrase who used it at various points in history, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 205,299
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I've been doing a lot of "virtual" riding. It's...

I've been doing a lot of "virtual" riding. It's fun, and it relaxes me...to a degree. And, in true video game fashion, it allows me to unlock and use "neat" things, which always makes me feel good.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,039
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

So I'm another guy that obsessed over Canyon....

So I'm another guy that obsessed over Canyon. Well, Canyon/Orbea/Scott actually. All way cheaper than Trek and yet...they weren't what I TRULY wanted.

No disrespect, but the reason Trek can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

You can't do that through Amazon? I'm not super...

You can't do that through Amazon? I'm not super familiar with their policies but I thought they had a pretty chill return policy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19,472
Views: 4,101,926
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I just bought some Sponeed and Przewalski kit, as...

I just bought some Sponeed and Przewalski kit, as well as some Camelbak Podium Chill water bottles for those longer rides. See how this "cheapo"/off-brand stuff works out. My last order of kit from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I went through the same questions, mainly between...

I went through the same questions, mainly between the Bolt, Roam, and 530. Ended up with the 530. Love the thing and honestly glad I made the choice I did. No issues at all with GPS/etc, and no wonky...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 729,304
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

That's insane. The R3 would make a great 2nd...

That's insane. The R3 would make a great 2nd bike. Hmmm, how to sell to wife? :D
03-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,579
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm an...

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm an actual, licensed, certified....human. Yea, I know...a lot of you will ask for proof, but it's true. 30+ years of experience with the field of "life", and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,692
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I'm OP. Pics should be on page 1. :) Molten...

I'm OP. Pics should be on page 1. :) Molten Marble is the color.



Wow, unlike me, you've actually already added your own "touch" to it. I like that saddle! The bar tape is really nice as well....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I didn't ride a lot this weekend, but I did...

I didn't ride a lot this weekend, but I did attack a hill that I haven't had the guts to ride since I got my bike. For one, it's a pretty busy road and I wasn't comfortable riding with all the cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,692
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I've been away from the forum for a bit, but what...

I've been away from the forum for a bit, but what a treat to come back to! So happy that you decided to get "the one" for you. I did close to the same thing. I placed an order for an Emonda SLR with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,993
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Yea, I was also researching both of these for my...

Yea, I was also researching both of these for my next bike. Well, The Roubaix and the Domane that is. I ended up with the 2020 Domane SLR7 UDi2 and haven't looked back. Love this bike. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Just went out trying to get a KOM on a hill...

Just went out trying to get a KOM on a hill segment this week. Was fun for me, but wasn't a proper ride. I know I know...segment hunting is HORRIBLE! :) Got 2nd overall though, so that convinced me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Yea, I really agree that if you can "afford" to...

Yea, I really agree that if you can "afford" to go with off the shelf...then do it. That means, if your shape/size allows. 5'7" here...so yea, plenty fits.
12-02-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,400
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Glad to hear it! You will love it I'm sure! Post...

Glad to hear it! You will love it I'm sure! Post back when you get it and include pics!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Zwift Ride - Astoria Line NYC 13.93mi ...

Zwift Ride - Astoria Line NYC

13.93mi
1155ft climbing
1:06:40 time
131w avg power
12.5mph avg

Zwift Ride - Watopia Fuego Reverse
12-02-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,235
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

No idea what this picture is supposed to mean. If...

No idea what this picture is supposed to mean. If it means "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR HOUSEHOLD?" then, I don't really know. Always hated holidays and lucky enough to have a spouse who also sees very...
12-02-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,235
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I don't know what it means to wait for 1 day of...

I don't know what it means to wait for 1 day of the year to buy things, so I already had everything I wanted by the time Friday came around. However, I will probably see something next week and snag...
12-01-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 117,139
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Zwift Ride - Astoria Line NYC 13.93mi ...

Zwift Ride - Astoria Line NYC

13.93mi
1155ft climbing
1:06:40 time
131w avg power
12.5mph avg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,715
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I also just bought a Domane SLR7 w/ Ultegra Di2...

I also just bought a Domane SLR7 w/ Ultegra Di2 and so far I'm loving it. I haven't climbed a ton with it, but the little bit I did do felt great. It will never be an Emonda, but for those times you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,057
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Just here to +1 the Assioma pedals. Love them. I...

Just here to +1 the Assioma pedals. Love them. I use them with my Garmin 530 head unit, garmin speed sensor (when outside) and wahoo kickr snap (when indoors). That said, I've had no issues with...
12-01-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,400
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

What I'm getting at is the finish on the bikes....

What I'm getting at is the finish on the bikes. It's almost like Trek knew people would be taking the Checkpoint offroad and the finish supports that. Also, the Checkpoint ALR is aluminum. And that's...
12-01-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,400
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I've owned both the 2020 Trek Checkpoint ALR5...

I've owned both the 2020 Trek Checkpoint ALR5 (105 equipped), and now a 2020 Trek Domane SLR (Ultegra Di2 equipped).

The Domane has more than enough clearance to be a proper "gravel" bike if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Did my first indoor ride on Zwift. Wasn't much of...

Did my first indoor ride on Zwift. Wasn't much of a ride, more of a configuration test. Was actually really weird, but I'll get used to it. Holy crap though, people aren't kidding about sweating....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,692
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Happy to see someone who appreciates that. I...

Happy to see someone who appreciates that. I imagine a lot of people would find it tacky and odd to have that there instead of my name. That statement however, means a lot to me, and it just made...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,692
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

That is epic looking. I might have to snag this....

That is epic looking. I might have to snag this. :D Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,493
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Yea, I have also read about and seen videos...

Yea, I have also read about and seen videos regarding the slew of issues relating to Garmin and bluetooth. The other thing I would say is that I don't have these issues personally. So maybe I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 729,304
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

I can't wait. :D

I can't wait. :D
11-17-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,526
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Even though I don't have the experience of a lot...

Even though I don't have the experience of a lot of these guys, I just wanted to stop in and give you some words of encouragement.

1.) You went out there and tried. Better than those who just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

This. That guy has more detail and advice than...

This. That guy has more detail and advice than you will probably ever need. But he really does break everything down well.
11-16-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Hope they do something like this in the future....

Hope they do something like this in the future. Not a big deal, but would be a neat thing to be a part of.
11-16-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,069
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Yea, I had to have my LBS swap my setup when it...

Yea, I had to have my LBS swap my setup when it came in because by default, they would have installed it with the left/front configuration (Japan). I'm from the US, and every muscle in me would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

Well, I didn't really ride...just up to the top...

Well, I didn't really ride...just up to the top of a hill to get some pics...but I did run a 5k with my daughter for the end of her run club. So that was fun.
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