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08-31-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By spelger

i like rouvy but i find the average grade...

i like rouvy but i find the average grade attribute useless. i'd rather see an average grade for ascents only. i think i could pick a route much better that way. not looking forward to starting this...
08-01-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By 1964Supersport

Thanks for that link, as it turned out my local...

Thanks for that link, as it turned out my local bikeshop is selling me Protite's for the same price.Hope to have them by the end of the week.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,051
Posted By Sy Reene

Well, it seems you need a Wide fit cycling shoe. ...

Well, it seems you need a Wide fit cycling shoe. Look at Lake, or something like these from Northwave?
https://northwave.us/products/northwave-origin-plus-wide?variant=37296644784283
07-30-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By Ray9

My number was not up.

Since the pandemic I no longer go on long exploratory rides. I ride large loops around the bucolic, agricultural landscape of the small town I live in. I laid out the 50-mile course with almost all...
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-22-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,646
Posted By HeyItsSara

Excuse me - outside! I never had the balance to...

Excuse me - outside! I never had the balance to ride outside!!!!
07-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By IcySwan1

If the bot “Emma” is based on Emma Pooley then I...

If the bot “Emma” is based on Emma Pooley then I am toast before we start.

Mike
07-12-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By alcjphil

You can be as flippant as you want about...

You can be as flippant as you want about protests, but this one has a serious motive. The Tour de France may be a bike race, but it has a huge carbon footprint. All the support vehicles and the pre...
06-24-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Ed Wiser

Cycling shorts and a proper bike seat is very...

Cycling shorts and a proper bike seat is very important indoors. As you tend to sit in the same position for a long time. I use a Saris rocker plate for my Kickr bike. But start with the right...
06-15-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

Climbing resistance depends entirely on what App...

Climbing resistance depends entirely on what App you are controlling it with. If I'm climbing a constant gradient it feels very consistent to me, as reflected in the power and cadence data. Maybe...
05-07-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By BobbyG

Doctor: "Don't be embarrassed, many men...

Doctor: "Don't be embarrassed, many men experience an erect-tion during a prostate exam."

Patient: "Yeah, but doc, you're the one with the erect-tion."
04-23-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By tempocyclist

If you're riding indoors 100% then the KICKR Bike...

If you're riding indoors 100% then the KICKR Bike will give a slightly more "realistic" experience as it tilts with the virtual gradient. They're solid and very reliable units.

I've got an...
04-22-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Ed Wiser

You just don’t see many trax trainers in stores....

You just don’t see many trax trainers in stores. Wahoo always has a display. I love my Kickr bike and they have great support.
04-12-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Barry2

WireShark

WireShark reads data, but won't edit/modify on the fly.

Barry

BTW - that was DonnyZ first post... You don't suppose we're gonna get ghosted do you !!!!!
Despite 8 replies, public profile shows...
03-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get...

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get used to it. I had a titanium plate installed, subsequently removed when the screws peaked up. Now it's a really nice keyring. Can't have enough...
03-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By LiftandPedal

Maybe someone at Strava thought: “You know, we...

Maybe someone at Strava thought: “You know, we really have too many people using our platform…”
03-15-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By MCHunt

Numbness is normal

The surgeon will cut through cutaneous (nerves in the skin) nerves to get to your clavicle. The area will attempt to repair itself and return to normal sensation. It is slow, nerves heal at the rate...
03-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By randallr

I had clavicle surgey last October and some...

I had clavicle surgey last October and some numbness was also my experience. I did a lot of physical therapy to regain range of motion. I still have a little bit of numbness on the top front of my...
03-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I...

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I haven't used them, but they appear to be addressing the issue. I do have some Thinvik goods in the pain cave, they're fair value for the price.
03-06-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By Secrest302

I really appreciate all the responses on this...

I really appreciate all the responses on this (50+) thread. I turned 60 last July. I have been an avid bicyclist off and on over the last 30 years. I would be active for a few years and then drop it...
03-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By surak

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual...

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual cycling are dumb anyway on most platforms since you corner on rails. Most likely it's imposed so the video frames can keep up.
03-03-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By prj71

I haven't run into that yet. Closest I've come is...

I haven't run into that yet. Closest I've come is the person that says they are really interested in the item and then disappear or come up with some excuse why they can't buy the item they were...
03-03-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By msu2001la

The local "trade-up" option is interesting. They...

The local "trade-up" option is interesting. They send you a voucher that you can use at a local bike store to purchase a new bike. It looks like there are several stores in my area that participate...
03-03-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By spelger

the last time i rode on ice i was laying on ice....

the last time i rode on ice i was laying on ice. no thanks.
03-01-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By PeteHski

I think these days most people using high-end...

I think these days most people using high-end trainers would have a power meter on their bikes as a matter of course. So I don't think that's a big issue given the price point. The bigger issue is...
02-28-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By himespau

I actually have 2 on my current bike. Assioma...

I actually have 2 on my current bike. Assioma pedals and a wheel built up with a powertap hub. Not intentional though. I had wanted the pedals but didn't have a reason for them. When I got hit by a...
02-27-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Barry2

of the six I rode with Saturday, four had power...

of the six I rode with Saturday, four had power meters.
it just depends on the group you hang with.

Barry
02-24-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By BTinNYC

dmanthree, Reading your story, I know this...

dmanthree,
Reading your story, I know this choice will be in front of me one day and I hope my decision will be as solid and clear eyed as yours.

So, I say CONGRATULATIONS on 50 years of road...
02-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Be near something you can reach out and grab,...

Be near something you can reach out and grab, like a railing. Don't watch ride videos made with a helmet cam - if creator turns their head, I always flinch, sway and sometimes slide off sideways. ...
02-23-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By unterhausen

I think they were embarrassed that their...

I think they were embarrassed that their sponsored riders were using the feedback sports omnium before/after races. This is probably better than the feedback in that you don't have to take off the...
02-22-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By PeteHski

The more I look at it, the more I like the...

The more I look at it, the more I like the concept. Super-quick to set up (probably it's major USP), more stable than conventional rollers and less stress on the frame compared to a conventional...
02-14-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah definitely worth doing the free trials. ...

Yeah definitely worth doing the free trials. Another one to add to your list is BKool - which has both video and 3D-rendered routes and more recently AR type routes similar to Rouvy. They all have...
02-13-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Trsnrtr

My wife and I have been using FulGaz for a few...

My wife and I have been using FulGaz for a few years because we get two accounts for the price of one and we prefer the videos over the cartoon scenery. The newer rides have very good quality....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,789
Posted By HTupolev

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they...

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they last a really long time.
02-11-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ed Wiser

I ride indoors a lot due to my wife’s health. I...

I ride indoors a lot due to my wife’s health. I ride Rouvy the most. I have Zwift and have tried the others. I enjoy the group rides. An there are always new miles of rides add each week.
02-11-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By spelger

Have a read of these two threads, they mainly...

Have a read of these two threads, they mainly stayed on topic and some give their feedback. I settled on Rouvy (which i consistently type Rouby) for the reasons stated on those threads.
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02-11-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah Rouvy is very good for a video based sim. ...

Yeah Rouvy is very good for a video based sim. So is FulGaz although the UI is a bit crude and I couldn't get it to recognise my Polar HRM. So I use Zwift and Rouvy together.
02-10-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By John E

For what it's worth, I am 71 and still riding an...

For what it's worth, I am 71 and still riding an average of three times per week. I choose my routes and times of day carefully, and I have gravitated to using the mountain bike, with its 2-inch-wide...
02-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's my example from the "not much point in...

Here's my example from the "not much point in that really" club (what PeteHski says is correct, but I do it anyway).
Channel 1: Wahoo Kickr Core talking to Zwift running on iPad (very current...
02-09-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By zandoval

Four broken ribs 13 months - Broken Clavicle...

Four broken ribs 13 months - Broken Clavicle after surgery 11 months and if no surgery 24 months - Plural inflammation 2 months - So its at least 18 months before any true major decisions are made on...
02-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By CAT7RDR

This is as much a spiritual-relational decision...

This is as much a spiritual-relational decision as a recreational one.
I'm understanding that you are ceasing riding to be there for your wife.

You really love your wife to make that sacrifice.
02-08-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By jppe

I Wholeheartedly support the decision you’ve...

I Wholeheartedly support the decision you’ve made. I hate it took such a big crash along with all your injuries to force the issue. I’m having a more difficult time the last month getting motivated...
02-08-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There are also foot-powered sports outdoors....

There are also foot-powered sports outdoors. Hiking and trail running come to mind. You're still young, just a little too old to start rock climbing. There are so many wonderful sports . . .You're in...
02-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By randallr

Wow, me too. I wrecked all alone descending a...

Wow, me too. I wrecked all alone descending a mountain road above Boulder on a loop trip in September. Sand was my undoing. Damages were not as bad as yours, and I am about the same age. Finishing up...
02-08-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, when you wreck yourself, nobody else to...

Yep, when you wreck yourself, nobody else to blame, it's time to reassess.
02-08-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By shelbyfv

Dying isn't the concern.

Dying isn't the concern.
02-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By _ForceD_

I hope you’re feeling better ‘dmanthree’ I’m...

I hope you’re feeling better ‘dmanthree’

I’m about to turn 61 years old. I’ve been riding for more than 40 years. In the past 5-10 years I’ve often pondered what the circumstances will be that...
02-08-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By rydabent

Simple solution is to move to a trike. It is 100%...

Simple solution is to move to a trike. It is 100% less boring than riding a trainer.
02-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By bruce19

Sorry for all the pain you have had to endure and...

Sorry for all the pain you have had to endure and the end of a pursuit you enjoyed.
02-08-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,058
Posted By rumrunn6

get well soon. good luck w/ the surgery. respect...

get well soon. good luck w/ the surgery. respect your decision
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