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06-09-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Did three 30 minute rids the past 3 days, but my...

Did three 30 minute rids the past 3 days, but my left calf was feeling a little funky with some foot pain so I had to take a day off today. Plus my neck muscles are insanely tight (likely due to...
06-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Thanks everyone. I think that might actually be...

Thanks everyone. I think that might actually be the main thing. I went from never riding to straight into hour long rides and ramping up the intensity. I was assuming that the FTP profile was keeping...
06-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Unfortunately I differ from 99% of the riders...

Unfortunately I differ from 99% of the riders here, and I get pretty much zero joy out of riding my bike outside. Probably because I'm in the cornfields and the roads are terrible due to salt/snow...
06-02-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I only ride for fitness so no goal other than to...

I only ride for fitness so no goal other than to improve my cardio. I just know a lot of people are able to do cardio daily, and I'd like to be able to do the same. I feel like I'm hitting a wall of...
06-02-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,236
Posted By SlvrDragon50

You can upload to Imgur or any other photohosting...

You can upload to Imgur or any other photohosting site.
06-02-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Transitioning from riding every other day to daily

I currently ride every other day for approximately an hour, doing a range of speed/climbing/endurance rides on Sufferfest. I'd like to shift to riding daily, but I'm not really quite sure how to...
05-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I did not lower my saddle since I think my body...

I did not lower my saddle since I think my body isn't really changing position. Before I had the saddle between my thighs even though it's supposed to be noseless, so I moved the saddle back without...
05-20-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Well, I moved my saddle back a bit more, and it...

Well, I moved my saddle back a bit more, and it seems to have solved the knee issue. No more hot spots on the pelvis either. I think time will tell if the saddle works for me or not, but I think it...
05-16-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I'll keep this in mind. I wouldn't be surprised...

I'll keep this in mind. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the culprit since my left foot still doesn't feel comfortable while pedaling. I should probably mess with the cleat angle some more since I...
05-16-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

My pain is more on the anterior portion rather...

My pain is more on the anterior portion rather than the IT band, though sometimes it does go laterally. It's predominantly the patellotibial ligament. I'll check it out though. Doesn't hurt to work...
05-16-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Maybe a misting fan? What kind of blower fan do...

Maybe a misting fan? What kind of blower fan do you have? I'm using a box fan which is working pretty well for me. I sweat an absolute ton, and my apartment is probably around 78*F, but the fan works...
05-16-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I'm consistently getting knee pain, but I can't...

I'm consistently getting knee pain, but I can't raise my saddle any higher as my hips will start to bounce. So if the saddle is too low, I imagine I should be getting bilateral knee pain right? I...
05-16-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Just got a new ISM Adama Full Gel Road which I...

Just got a new ISM Adama Full Gel Road which I believe is the PS1.1?

I need to mess around with positioning more as my thighs are rubbing against the saddle, but it does seem to be more...
05-14-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Ahhh... so I take it aero bars are not good if...

Ahhh... so I take it aero bars are not good if you want to watch TV in front of you unless you want some neck pain... I've just been putting my arms down on my bars, but I never hold it for more than...
05-14-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,625
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I will say that there are a LOT of good crankset...

I will say that there are a LOT of good crankset deals if you don't care for a particular brand/model. I got a Praxis Zayante w/ an M30 bottom bracket for $105 shipped. Barely used. Plenty of Rotor...
05-14-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By SlvrDragon50

That's actually something I thought about....

That's actually something I thought about. Aerobars indoor seem like it would make indoor cycling a whole lot more comfortable. But I'm trying to sort out my saddle issues before I go and do that...
05-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,007
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Lmao. Yes I missed it. This exactly.

Lmao. Yes I missed it.


This exactly.
05-11-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Realistically, I'd say the best bet is full...

Realistically, I'd say the best bet is full coverage with clothing since even the best sunblock needs to be reapplied hourly, and most people are not going to stop hourly to reapply.

Otherwise,...
05-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,007
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I don't think getting hosed by paying more than...

I don't think getting hosed by paying more than MSRP deserves to be supported... I'll pay like a few bucks more than MSRP, but 25% more is absurd, and they deserve to go out of business.
05-10-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Dang okay haha. I thought I was completely done...

Dang okay haha. I thought I was completely done messing with the saddle height finally! I'll raise it back up a little bit then for my next ride.

And then I'm gonna have to redo it all again when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I went from a fluid to a direct drive, absolute...

I went from a fluid to a direct drive, absolute game changer. I would do that if possible. Although I am surprised to hear that you weren't able to get your resistance up on the trainer. I know for...
05-10-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Gotcha okay. Sounds like I just need to try...

Gotcha okay. Sounds like I just need to try another saddle. No way to know if the saddle works for me if I never try another saddle :P

The Praxis is noticeably stiffer than my FSA Gossamer. I've...
05-10-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Alright, lowered my seatpost again, and I've...

Alright, lowered my seatpost again, and I've finally achieved like zero pressure on my hands/wrists. No real major complaints except a little bit of knee tenderness, but I think that's related to my...
05-10-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Wow, just tried out the Zayante. Didn't think it...

Wow, just tried out the Zayante. Didn't think it would actually be noticeable, but high resistance pedaling is noticeably easier! Appreciate DrIsotope for planting the thought in my mind hah.
05-10-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Did not know this, very cool! Especially the...

Did not know this, very cool! Especially the fatigue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,347
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Update on the TiN? I know TiN works wonderfully...

Update on the TiN? I know TiN works wonderfully on my firearms. As wellas Robar NP3.
05-09-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Just got my Praxis Zayante. Looks gorgeous...

Just got my Praxis Zayante. Looks gorgeous compared to my FSA Gossamer. Excited to try it out tomorrow!
05-09-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,513
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Not everyone has local access nor do the local...

Not everyone has local access nor do the local shops have everything that we want. And just as businesses are hurting, so are people.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yea, that's the unfortunate part :( So expensive...

Yea, that's the unfortunate part :( So expensive to try out all these saddles for them to possibly not fit! Wish my local shops stocked a good number of saddles.
05-09-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,513
Posted By SlvrDragon50

USPS has been very bad recently. Lots of packages...

USPS has been very bad recently. Lots of packages going in the wrong direction or they aren't being scanned at all. Luckily, all my packages have arrived at the destination, but I am shipping...
05-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I mean that's true but at the same time it's...

I mean that's true but at the same time it's kinda silly. While it wouldn't be useful on say a stem or saddle, it would certainly be useful for the crank when you are doing like 45 Nm. That's why I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Gotcha. The PS 1.0 is so cheap right now, so I...

Gotcha. The PS 1.0 is so cheap right now, so I really want to try it out, but it has like absolutely no padding so I'm hesitant on that front. Otherwise, I've heard a lot of praise for the PR 2.0....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I've heard the ISM can be finicky to setup. I'm...

I've heard the ISM can be finicky to setup. I'm thinking about grabbing one to replace my Selle Italia, but my sit bones are on fire from using it.

Which ISM did you end up trying out? I'm unsure...
05-08-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I've got my Saris H3 on a thick yoga mat which...

I've got my Saris H3 on a thick yoga mat which helps a little bit. I would love to try out the Saris MP1, but it's just way too pricey, and I also don't have the space for it in my apartment.

I...
05-08-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Okay, I think I may take a gamble on an ISM...

Okay, I think I may take a gamble on an ISM saddle. Hearing great things about them, and $20 for a month long demo including shipping both ways isn't too bad. I have a local ISM dealer here, but they...
05-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Alright, I did a short 45 minute cadence drill...

Alright, I did a short 45 minute cadence drill ride today with the new stem. Some thoughts

I did not realize how much stiffer stems could get. This Syntace Force F109 stem is AWESOME. Don't feel...
05-08-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yea, I guess biking while standing up on the...

Yea, I guess biking while standing up on the trainer just feels very weird to me. It doesn't feel efficient and sometimes is even more tiring than biking sitting down. Not sure if this is just...
05-07-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I was thinking about a CG-R, but it's just too...

I was thinking about a CG-R, but it's just too pricey. I have a carbon Ergon CF3 on order from Aliexpress right now which I heard is pretty comfy. I am currently using a Zipp Service Course SL (older...
05-07-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I really like my Crank Brothers Mallets since...

I really like my Crank Brothers Mallets since they are nice platforms for biking in non-cleated shoes, and you can wear cleats if you do longer rides.
05-07-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Worth changing up saddle/seatpost to improve indoor trainer comfort

As I start to fiddle with my bike fit, I'm curious if any of you guys have made changes specifically to improve indoor riding that you wouldn't do on a road bike. Like extra cushy saddles or fancy...
05-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,383
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Got my Zipp Service Course SL seatpost...

Got my Zipp Service Course SL seatpost installed... SOOOOO much easier to adjust compared to this Ritchey 2 Bolt. Anyways, I tried to get the saddle in the same position as the Ritchey, but I didn't...
05-06-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I can't imagine it'll be cheap with the name...

I can't imagine it'll be cheap with the name brand. Though for better or worse, they went with velcro which wouldn't command as high of a price as a ratchet or BOA system.
05-06-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Gotcha. Yea that is what really separates the...

Gotcha. Yea that is what really separates the cheaper cameras from GoPro. Hypersmooth on GoPro was an absolute gamechanger and allowed for such smooth video processing.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By SlvrDragon50

They are very comfy! Changing the grips can be...

They are very comfy! Changing the grips can be super easy or super painful, all a matter of luck. Above instructions are very good.
05-06-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By SlvrDragon50

As someone who briefly had a fluid trainer which...

As someone who briefly had a fluid trainer which broke (it was used, I'm not blaming the trainer), go direct drive smart trainer if you can afford it. It makes riding on a trainer SOOOOOOOOOO much...
05-06-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yea.. I wouldn't buy into a Wipperman until I see...

Yea.. I wouldn't buy into a Wipperman until I see an objective 3rd party test with multiple samples. Or maybe a reliable crowd-sourced test (even that would be pretty flawed). Even with the "lab...
05-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I don't think a trainer is really going to offer...

I don't think a trainer is really going to offer you anything that biking outdoors won't unless you are looking to tune the bike fit.
05-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Oh this is interesting... Had no clue indoor...

Oh this is interesting... Had no clue indoor cycling shoes were being made. I've just been using my Shimano RP500s.

edit: JK. Not interested at $200!
05-06-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Experiment with your camera settings. Turn down...

Experiment with your camera settings. Turn down the resolution and turn up the FPS. Mess around with the ISOs and shutter speed to minimize overexposure. You can also change FOV on a lot of these...
05-05-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By SlvrDragon50

That chain is waaaaaaaay too expensive!

That chain is waaaaaaaay too expensive!
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