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Old 04-02-20, 04:59 PM
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I just tried my first “workout” in Zwift. It was a group ride and a custom workout supposed to improve leg strength. It had us going near then above FTP at low cadence. I did not like it and the ERG mode on the trainer is merciless!
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How do you like it?
So far it’s awesome, but also my first ti bike. I will say it doesn’t have the supper soft feel some people seem to talk about with ti. I find the bike very responsive under power, but might have a bit smoother overall ride compared to my carbon TCX.
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those hoods look humongo
They are the much discussed RB505 Dung Beetle levers.
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I'm not a fan either. Never had it on any of my bikes, but I've wrapped plenty down at the shop. My least favorite tape to install.
I went with it during the build because I had heard it was good. It started wearing the first summer. When I finally got it replaced another shop told me it was good “race day” tape.
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Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
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I just tried my first “workout” in Zwift.
What's wrong with riding on the roads?
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Old 04-02-20, 05:42 PM
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Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
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Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
Strange times. . A shame the plans changed, but good deal on the lemonade you made of them.
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Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
That sounds like an excellent outcome under the circumstances. Congrats!
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I just tried my first “workout” in Zwift. It was a group ride and a custom workout supposed to improve leg strength. It had us going near then above FTP at low cadence. I did not like it and the ERG mode on the trainer is merciless!
This amuses me.
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I just tried my first “workout” in Zwift. It was a group ride and a custom workout supposed to improve leg strength. It had us going near then above FTP at low cadence. I did not like it and the ERG mode on the trainer is merciless!
After being a long-time erg-mode adherent, I've come around to preferring slope. Rouvy lets me make workouts in slope; I may try that but for now there are enough virtual routes.
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Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.
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Seems America will be a face-mask country shortly.
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Someone on Twitter just asked for foldable bike recommendations.

If anyone has one . . .
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I'll just put this here.

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no thanks. I know what the habanero needs. It needs a sram force etap axs drivetrain.

yeessssss....
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I just tried my first “workout” in Zwift. It was a group ride and a custom workout supposed to improve leg strength. It had us going near then above FTP at low cadence. I did not like it and the ERG mode on the trainer is merciless!
Heh. Heh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Seems America will be a face-mask country shortly.
Tomorrow morning, we will go to 60+ hours at the supermarket en masque.
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Heh. Heh.
meanie.
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Tomorrow morning, we will go to 60+ hours at the supermarket en masque.
Gloves and gown? PPE FTW.
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I'll just put this here.

loaded with PPE
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meanie.
Just keep telling yourself: Fake miles, fake pain.
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$55 shipped
And I was beaten to the punch. Drat!
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Gloves and gown? PPE FTW.
Just a mask.

At the CC they started handing out masks at the door today. Also a messenger/escort tested positive and they just shut that function down pending contract tracing. Yesterday, the CEO got pissed off because he was told that employees were asking that their CoV-2 tests be scheduled at the beginning or end of the working day to coincide with their commutes.
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Did 20 miles outside this afternoon on the new bike. I am unsure but I may have been hearing intermittent b.b. creak. This was one of my fears with this bb/frame , bb30 dub garbage . I'll glue that bastard in with lock tight if it doesn't knock it off.
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