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06-28-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 315,330
Posted By AlgarveCycling

56mi, 2519ft. Intervals day, so was mainly...

56mi, 2519ft.

Intervals day, so was mainly about that with easy spinning in-between the hard efforts.

Finished up with a cruise along the beachfront, seeing what the tourists are up to.

...
06-27-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,860
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's a common theme from some that heavy bikes =...

It's a common theme from some that heavy bikes = greater workouts or that it's the rider not the bike etc.

Not entirely true...

Watts are watts. Whether you ride a heavy bike or a light bike,...
06-26-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 315,330
Posted By AlgarveCycling

152km (94mi), 1581m (5187ft), 29km/h (18mph) ave....

152km (94mi), 1581m (5187ft), 29km/h (18mph) ave. today.

Yesterday was 103km (64mi), 801m (2627ft), 32.2km/h (20mph) ave so a pretty nice solo riding weekend - I decided to go alone and avoided...
06-24-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,186
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Helmet's aren't law in many parts of Europe,...

Helmet's aren't law in many parts of Europe, indeed, there is a strong argument from those who do not want them whereby they believe wearing one makes the cyclist more confident and more prone to...
06-24-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,776
Posted By AlgarveCycling

In terms of extracting the .fit files from any...

In terms of extracting the .fit files from any device, that is easy. You simply plug the device (Garmin, Wahoo, Hammerhead, whatever) into your computer and find the relevant .fit file for the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,365
Posted By AlgarveCycling

In 2019 I bought a Wilier Zero6, their lightest...

In 2019 I bought a Wilier Zero6, their lightest bike specifically designed as a showcase for how light they could go at the time. The bike had an RRP of £11000 in the UK and I got it for £4900 new in...
06-21-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,863
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Disc vs Rim will be a debate that continues until...

Disc vs Rim will be a debate that continues until all us oldies who have ridden mostly rim are long gone.

Thing is, there really is no debate when it comes to which stops sooner and which is...
06-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, it is true of all those cities that cycle...

Yes, it is true of all those cities that cycle lanes are strictly for cyclists and not pedestrians. They do this for pedestrian safety given the volume of cyclists who use those lanes.

In...
06-20-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlgarveCycling

On the subject of cycling infrastructure,...

On the subject of cycling infrastructure, bike-friendly cities and attitudes towards cyclists and how cyclists themselves behave, Copenhagen is one of those that lead the way and demonstrates the...
06-20-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By AlgarveCycling

6 days a week I'm out doing 2-6 hrs of varying...

6 days a week I'm out doing 2-6 hrs of varying intensity. I aim to do at least 400km per week and the average is closer to 500km.

My routine is generally the same, get up, shower, have breakfast,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By AlgarveCycling

:lol: You should get an actual education if...

:lol:

You should get an actual education if you truly believe the utter garbage you wrote. :roflmao2:

The rider is aided by the machine. Forget you vs someone else. Focus upon you vs you. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I disagree with you 100%. :) I've had bikes...

I disagree with you 100%. :)

I've had bikes all my life, started riding as a very small child. I've had all types of bikes, still do. Taking road bikes specifically, my first 'racing bike' was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By AlgarveCycling

June so far... 1299.2km and 10,479m...

June so far...

1299.2km and 10,479m elevation.

Today was a lovely little 2hr solo cruise along the coast, 68km, 432m, 32.7km/h ave. Nice and steady, no big efforts but could feel the training...
06-18-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 728
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I went for both. I had a good pair of...

I went for both.

I had a good pair of Sidi's with carbon soles, very stiff, lots of hotspot pain on longer rides, circa 3-4hrs it would hit.

I changed to Shimano RC902 S-Phyre's with a G8...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 766
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I don't, no. To me, this is one of the most...

I don't, no. To me, this is one of the most comfortable saddles I've owned. I have the saddle mounted pretty flat and find it supports me well enough.

But saddles are subjective things, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 766
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Both roughly equal on most days. Never all of one...

Both roughly equal on most days. Never all of one or the other.

Today I did 3 hours, at least half of that was in the drops trying to keep up with my training partner.

I tend to move around a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 766
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Good choice! Selle Italia are my favourite. ...

Good choice! Selle Italia are my favourite.

I have a Selle Italia Carbon Superflow SLR Boost on my Wilier and it is light (122g) and very comfortable; 6-7 hr rides no problem. I have a Bontrager...
06-16-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 19,141
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Indeed, over here our LBS's have one bank or...

Indeed, over here our LBS's have one bank or another offering plans. My KTM MTB was €7600 and on interest-free 36 months with Santander. I took it because, interest-free. Done now. My road bikes I...
06-16-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,195
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I use a GoPro for cycling - I'm on the Hero 10...

I use a GoPro for cycling - I'm on the Hero 10 now.

The photos are really good, up there with the best P&S (I've owned Sony RX100IV & V) and video great too. Where it goes one better than carrying...
06-15-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 19,141
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Very true. 35 years ago I was racing on a...

Very true.

35 years ago I was racing on a 10kg+ bike as a junior. I then moved onto 9kg+ bikes and in the late 90's, 8.5kg. Zero aero to be found.

Stopped cycling, returned in 2019 and my bike...
06-14-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I prefer not to have the lines but I don't mind...

I prefer not to have the lines but I don't mind having them either, so indifferent really.

It looks to me like the photo's we have seen here thus far are somewhat misleading though. Perhaps...
06-13-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's a lot brighter! I live in a part of the...

It's a lot brighter! I live in a part of the World where we get bright sunshine for over 300 days of the year - a bright, sharp screen is very helpful.

Try configuring fewer data fields, you'll...
06-13-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'm sort of a sprinter (endurance), so yes. When...

I'm sort of a sprinter (endurance), so yes. When I'm doing 4x15s or a set of 40/20's I want to see what I'm hitting. I generally hit my best effort on the 2nd or 3rd sprint.

I'm old and slow now...
06-13-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Noooooo, not extreme in the slightest because I...

Noooooo, not extreme in the slightest because I dislike the size of the 1030 enough to have never purchased one. So, for me, a fan of all things tech who generally buys top-of-the-range of anything,...
06-13-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It is to me. My training partner has the 1030. He...

It is to me. My training partner has the 1030. He has ordered a 1040. It is an elongated slab I don't like; that extra 14mm is wrong to my eyes on a bike. I see it every day! But hey, that's just my...
06-13-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,387
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I think a good point has been raised in this...

I think a good point has been raised in this Thread whereby when choosing a bicycle we need to ensure that we choose the right one - this also helps avoid accidents and thereby reduces crashes.
...
06-13-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Indeed, although to clarify, my charging it every...

Indeed, although to clarify, my charging it every day doesn't mean it needs to be charged every day. I was just stating my personal habit is such which makes longer battery life moot.

I could let...
06-12-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,387
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Road bike design is great. :) I happily defend...

Road bike design is great. :) I happily defend it. :D And going fast is great. :D

Emergency braking on a road bike can be very effective, especially on a disc-braked bike. Naturally, this is a...
06-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If you sprint more you seem to get better at it...

If you sprint more you seem to get better at it in my own experience. :)

I'm a lot slower now than I was 20 years ago - spent 17 years doing literally no sport prior to 2019 so the last 3 years...
06-12-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,679
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Going on from what others have written: K2...

Going on from what others have written: K2 battery life is low for bike computers, no doubt about it. But it is plenty for most and I think that's the reasoning behind Hammerhead's rationale. I'm...
06-12-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 315,330
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It has been a 6 day 20h training week for me with...

It has been a 6 day 20h training week for me with 577km, 4625m elevation. Longest ride was 170km. Today was just over 100km with a few intervals, one being 7.5km @ 51km/h ave.

After a couple of...
06-09-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,387
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Slow crashes - i.e I can feel I am going to fall,...

Slow crashes - i.e I can feel I am going to fall, I can make sure I fall ok. Fast ones happen way too quickly to have any time to think about what to do and you really are at the mercy of the event. ...
06-08-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,863
Posted By AlgarveCycling

That's not from Giro 2022 - the kit is old for...

That's not from Giro 2022 - the kit is old for all those teams. It looks like Giro 2013 or thereabouts.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,245
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Looks good! Not sure it is worth upgrading from...

Looks good! Not sure it is worth upgrading from the 1030 Plus as DC Rainmaker suggests, so agree with him but a worthy upgrade for other Garmin users.

Happy I went with my Karoo2 though when my...
06-08-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,863
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Love my rim-braked Wilier bike; did 170km / 1310m...

Love my rim-braked Wilier bike; did 170km / 1310m on it today. Lovely bike that I have no intention of ever selling. I hope to be riding it many years from now.

I like my disc road bike too...
06-06-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,943
Posted By AlgarveCycling

My wife has never owned a pair of bike-specific...

My wife has never owned a pair of bike-specific shoes. She's a Belgian who has been cycling since a small child, 45 years experience, always normal shoes and flats. She's on a commuter-style e-bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,741,779
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Ordered mine yesterday. Not sure I'll wear them...

Ordered mine yesterday. Not sure I'll wear them though, just keep them as a backup 'in case' - I only bought them 'cos they look so good. :lol:
Quite happy with my S-Phyre's so not in a hurry to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Old bikes can be good! When I was in...

Old bikes can be good!

When I was in Belgium a few weeks ago, I couldn't find a rental so my brother-in-law offered me the use of an old Bianchi ML3 - a road bike from the early '90's.

It is...
06-03-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I was racing CF as far back as the original Trek...

I was racing CF as far back as the original Trek carbon in the early 90's. I came up from steel and aluminium in the '80's. Cat 1 racing and training. Never broke a bike.

Sure, I've known guys...
06-03-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have a Wilier Zero6 - an ultra lightweight CF...

I have a Wilier Zero6 - an ultra lightweight CF bike that was a showcase for how light Wilier could make their frames when it was produced, even comes with a low maximum weight limit. So not an...
06-02-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,030
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's a shame Shimano have taken this stance, I...

It's a shame Shimano have taken this stance, I fully agree with DC Rainmaker. Personally however, it makes zero difference to me - I don't use those functions; I don't need my computer to tell me...
06-02-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,280
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I prefer brighter colours for visibility. My...

I prefer brighter colours for visibility. My training kit is all Castelli and Santini - so orange jersey's for Winter mainly. My Summer kit is orange, purple, pink (Giro d'Italia kit), red and white...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Some GCN Racing videos from the Volta ao Algarve...

Some GCN Racing videos from the Volta ao Algarve - gives an idea of some of our local roads.

One shows how Remco got his statue at our highest point, Foia.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By AlgarveCycling

October is usually a very nice time of the year;...

October is usually a very nice time of the year; the heat from August will have gone and out on the road it will be comfortable for longer rides. Lagos is a great choice for a short stay too.
...
05-26-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have Zipp 303 carbon rims on one of my road...

I have Zipp 303 carbon rims on one of my road bikes coupled with Corima pads. The carbon wheels have a designed braking pattern on them and the pads are noted for being good. In rain, I have to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,321
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Tubeless are great, no doubt. I was getting, on...

Tubeless are great, no doubt. I was getting, on average, a puncture a week on my MTB locally - due to thorns on the trails; we have a lot of thorny plants around - and sharp stones. I switched to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It is standard on my Trek Madone. Does it work?...

It is standard on my Trek Madone. Does it work? No. :notamused:

My gears go out of whack from time to time and so my chain does sometimes, albeit rarely, drop and the chain catcher, no matter how...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The Algarve region of Portugal is indeed a...

The Algarve region of Portugal is indeed a beautiful place to cycle. It has magnificent scenery, plenty of open roads with a lot less traffic than many are used to elsewhere and a generally...
05-16-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,212
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I did this on Saturday, the iconic Koppenberg...

I did this on Saturday, the iconic Koppenberg climb in Flanders, Belgium. It is relatively easy really in ideal conditions to do it, but the cobbles make it hard going if trying to push for a good...
05-16-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Europe is generally very bike friendly - from...

Europe is generally very bike friendly - from trains, airlines, cycling network, storage, parking etc. Some countries, like Denmark, Belgium etc lead the World in terms of cycling and infrastructure....
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