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WhyFi 10-13-21 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22268784)
Detail looks about the same, but no shadows. Is it because it's night?

Actually, now that I zoom and enhance, I see that there are shadows being cast from the riders and spectators further ahead, in the lit intersection.

WhyFi 10-13-21 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268807)
My biggest issue with my current setup is just how long it takes to launch, or update, or load any of the worlds. I can live with the low resolution and crappy frame rate, but as I detailed the other day, any new update basically means I have to wait 20 minutes between launching and being able to ride.

I only had time to squeeze in an hour today and, despite a fresh download, it still needed to be updated. Then there were issues with DLing the companion app. Then there were issues getting all of the BT connections set up. :rolleyes:

In the end, I had 45 minutes instead of the expected hour.

datlas 10-13-21 01:42 PM

Had a good ride with my friends followed by Indian food for lunch with a friend (non cyclist, former colleague). Both were most excellent.

Did I miss anything while away?

genejockey 10-13-21 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22268811)
I only had time to squeeze in an hour today and, despite a fresh download, it still needed to be updated. Then there were issues with DLing the companion app. Then there were issues getting all of the BT connections set up. :rolleyes:

In the end, I had 45 minutes instead of the expected hour.

Yeah. These days, if I'm zwifting after work, my routine is to turn on the TV, then launch Zwift, then get the bike/trainer/fans set up, then go change, check on Zwift and launch a world, then go fill a bottle and put on my shoes, and fetch the charger for my phone that I invariably forgot, then get on the bike and wait while the world continues to load....

Since i use a wheel-on trainer, I also warm up for 10 minutes then do a spin-down calibration before entering any event.

big john 10-13-21 02:15 PM

I went out and cruised easy for 2+ hours. I was surprised at how much the little 45 mile ride yesterday kicked my ass. Maybe it was the headwind, maybe it was riding with people on e-bikes, although they let me pull when ever I felt like it. The problem with that is I can't wear them down so later they can just switch to "turbo" mode and climb like a pro.

I changed a tube for a lady today. I saw her working on it and asked if she needed help. She was very happy for the assistance as she was considering walking home.
We talked about the local clubs and she said her husband was a double century type guy for a while. One year he did 26 doubles and then he hung up his bike and wont ride it anymore. Total burn out.

Eric F 10-13-21 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268821)
Yeah. These days, if I'm zwifting after work, my routine is to turn on the TV, then launch Zwift, then get the bike/trainer/fans set up, then go change, check on Zwift and launch a world, then go fill a bottle and put on my shoes, and fetch the charger for my phone that I invariably forgot, then get on the bike and wait while the world continues to load....

Since i use a wheel-on trainer, I also warm up for 10 minutes then do a spin-down calibration before entering any event.

Unless it's forcing me to do an update, I'm able to start my ride within a couple minutes of waking up my Apple TV. I'll live with the sub-par graphics for the efficiency of start-up. The only issues I have are related to having a mediocre WiFi signal in my garage.

Velo Vol 10-13-21 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22268805)
Gee, thanks. :rolleyes:

You've probably checked out the Illinois State Museum.


genejockey 10-13-21 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22268849)
Unless it's forcing me to do an update, I'm able to start my ride within a couple minutes of waking up my Apple TV. I'll live with the sub-par graphics for the efficiency of start-up. The only issues I have are related to having a mediocre WiFi signal in my garage.

See, I get the worst of both worlds - low res AND long startup!

Eric F 10-13-21 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268890)
See, I get the worst of both worlds - low res AND long startup!

That sounds like a great plan!

genejockey 10-13-21 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22268897)
That sounds like a great plan!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e581537365.jpg

genejockey 10-13-21 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22268897)
That sounds like a great plan!

Alternatively....
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e6c8a60d3.png

BillyD 10-13-21 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268797)
The first computer game I played was Zork, and the first video game I played was Pong, so to me all these graphics are AMAZING!!!!!

Same. Still entertaining to this day. As is Asteroids. And Space Invaders.

Mojo31 10-13-21 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268890)
See, I get the worst of both worlds - low res AND long startup!

You're doing it wrong. In my house, I always had the best computer. You just need to man up and take your kid's away from him and give him yours.

Mojo31 10-13-21 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22268911)
Same. Still entertaining to this day. As is Asteroids. And Space Invaders.

And Pacman.

genejockey 10-13-21 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22268911)
Same. Still entertaining to this day. As is Asteroids. And Space Invaders.

I remember playing this for a couple dollars worth of quarters, BITD...
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...abb0e89074.jpg

genejockey 10-13-21 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22268919)
You're doing it wrong. In my house, I always had the best computer. You just need to man up and take your kid's away from him and give him yours.

He's 27. And he's bigger than me.

Trsnrtr 10-13-21 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22268855)
You've probably checked out the Illinois State Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTzsE58edHY

Itís been awhile. I always plan on visiting museums in the winter but never seem to. Maybe I will this winter.

Mojo31 10-13-21 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268925)
He's 27. And he's bigger than me.

Well, then, you lose.

BillyD 10-13-21 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268923)
I remember playing this for a couple dollars worth of quarters, BITD...
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...abb0e89074.jpg

Which one is that?

genejockey 10-13-21 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22268960)
Which one is that?

Battlezone. First person shooter with tanks, drive and shoot. My friend used to drive into the other tanks and shoot. Saves trying to figure out how much to lead them by when they were moving.

genejockey 10-13-21 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22268953)
Well, then, you lose.

Story of my life.

DougRNS 10-13-21 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22268378)
No deer, but I slowed my pace because of walnuts in the road during yesterday's ride.

good idea to avoid nut busting.

DougRNS 10-13-21 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268789)
Moon?


big john 10-13-21 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22268925)
He's 27. And he's bigger than me.

When my father realized that I was bigger than he was, he informed me in no uncertain terms what he would do to me if I ever had the foolish idea of challenging him.
Maybe he didn't know how terrified I was of him.

genejockey 10-13-21 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22268983)
When my father realized that I was bigger than he was, he informed me in no uncertain terms what he would do to me if I ever had the foolish idea of challenging him.
Maybe he didn't know how terrified I was of him.

I believe they both still think I can kick their asses. Not sure if it's still true, but as long as they still think it......


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