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datlas 04-02-20 04:59 PM

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!

jtm54 04-02-20 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21397364)
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.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21397660)
those hoods look humongo

They are the much discussed RB505 Dung Beetle levers.

indyfabz 04-02-20 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21397620)
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.

Jadesfire 04-02-20 05:23 PM

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.

Velo Vol 04-02-20 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397695)
I just tried my first “workout” in Zwift.

What's wrong with riding on the roads?

datlas 04-02-20 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397728)
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.

Kudos

LAJ 04-02-20 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397728)
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.

Bah Humbug 04-02-20 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397728)
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!

LAJ 04-02-20 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397695)
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.

Bah Humbug 04-02-20 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397695)
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.

Heathpack 04-02-20 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397728)
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.

sweet

Bah Humbug 04-02-20 05:57 PM

Seems America will be a face-mask country shortly.

Velo Vol 04-02-20 06:05 PM

Someone on Twitter just asked for foldable bike recommendations.

If anyone has one . . .

LAJ 04-02-20 06:10 PM

I'll just put this here.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0be7dbcb8.jpeg

ls01 04-02-20 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397199)
no thanks. I know what the habanero needs. It needs a sram force etap axs drivetrain.


yeessssss....

MoAlpha 04-02-20 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397695)
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.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21397790)
Seems America will be a face-mask country shortly.

Tomorrow morning, we will go to 60+ hours at the supermarket en masque.

datlas 04-02-20 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21397821)
Heh. Heh.

meanie.

datlas 04-02-20 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21397823)
Tomorrow morning, we will go to 60+ hours at the supermarket en masque.

Gloves and gown? PPE FTW.

Pirkaus 04-02-20 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21397804)

loaded with PPE :bday:

MoAlpha 04-02-20 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397833)
meanie.

Just keep telling yourself: Fake miles, fake pain.

seedsbelize 04-02-20 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21397457)
$55 shipped

And I was beaten to the punch. Drat!

MoAlpha 04-02-20 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397834)
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. :bang:

ls01 04-02-20 06:50 PM

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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