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Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,390
Posted By guachi

In 2021 I did four organized bike rides. Augusta,...

In 2021 I did four organized bike rides. Augusta, GA; SW of Atlanta, GA; Dover, DE, and rural MT (Cascade between Great Falls and Helena). There was marked difference in bike cost.

Cascade had 80...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,508
Posted By guachi

I'll second the importance of leaving the door...

I'll second the importance of leaving the door open and using Affresh or something similar on a front loading washer.
04-13-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,641
Posted By guachi

One bottle would not be nearly enough for me. I...

One bottle would not be nearly enough for me. I can ride three hours on my trainer inside at 75 and only drink one bottle. But outside, 90, and sunny would easily be three.

And, yes, losing power...
04-13-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By guachi

I'm no van der Poel but I totally get eating...

I'm no van der Poel but I totally get eating solid food early and gels late. The few times I've ridden hard centuries I didn't feel like chewing for the last two hours of riding. Just squeezed gels...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,505
Posted By guachi

Agreed. I can and have done a sub 5-hour century...

Agreed. I can and have done a sub 5-hour century solo before. It was pan flat Delaware. About the only slowdown was the very large number of intersections winding through rural Delaware. On the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,706
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 and changed a lot of it...

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 and changed a lot of it by buying a 2021 Domane SLR7.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By guachi

I have RSL 51 wheels with 28mm Bontrager R3 tires...

I have RSL 51 wheels with 28mm Bontrager R3 tires on my Domane SLR7 and I managed to get them set up tubeless and I'd never done it before. The R3 is not as ridiculously easy to mount as the R1,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,094
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 and a 2021 Domane SLR7...

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 and a 2021 Domane SLR7 with upgraded RSL51 wheels. It's more money. A lot more money. It's also a lot better.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By guachi

If you can afford a Garmin power meter pedals you...

If you can afford a Garmin power meter pedals you can probably afford a head unit to connect with it. With or without a power meter, a head unit is really useful. I own a Wahoo Element Bolt and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,094
Posted By guachi

If rack mount points are important to you then...

If rack mount points are important to you then get the Checkpoint. Otherwise, get the Domane. I have a 2021 Domane SLR7 and it's basically everything I could want in a bike. I'd like the ability to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,664
Posted By guachi

I suffer from the smellies as well. I'm not sure...

I suffer from the smellies as well. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes but when I shower after a ride I toss my cycling gear into the shower and wash as much of the salt and sweat out as...
11-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By guachi

I don't like riding in the morning. I think the...

I don't like riding in the morning. I think the only time I've started a ride before 10 AM is if it's a charity ride that starts in the morning.
11-22-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By guachi

The general advice to make sure you like cycling...

The general advice to make sure you like cycling before outlaying lots of money is sound. I'm military and have access to free gyms. The gym exercise bikes just weren't doing it for me. Went to...
11-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,849
Posted By guachi

I use Zwift. There are enough different things to...

I use Zwift. There are enough different things to do with it that I can largely say engaged. In fact, I like it far more than I expected as it sounded really stupid the first time I heard of it.
11-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,653
Posted By guachi

My flat DE century looked liked this: Z1: 12% ...

My flat DE century looked liked this:
Z1: 12%
Z2: 56%
Z3: 25%
Z4: 4%
Z5: 1%
Z6: 1%
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,774
Posted By guachi

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and...

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and real speeds outside are almost identical once I got my new bike. I did a century on Zwift and outside both on flat courses. My average Watts were within...
11-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By guachi

I'd tell him that generally you can find wheels...

I'd tell him that generally you can find wheels with the same aero shape from the same with the only difference being weight, such as Trek with their Pro and RSL wheels. Wheels are more than just...
10-31-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By guachi

I went with and endurance bike (Domane SLR 7) and...

I went with and endurance bike (Domane SLR 7) and two sets of wheels. The rotors didn't line up and getting that sorted out was a hassle but now it's an easy swap. Also much cheaper.

Even an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By guachi

I have a set of Pro 3V wheels as stock on my...

I have a set of Pro 3V wheels as stock on my Domane as well as a set of RSL 51 wheels and the 51s aren't noticeably faster. So my recommendation is to get whichever of the Pro 37 or Pro 51 you can...
10-30-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,274
Posted By guachi

Considering the OP asked the same question a year...

Considering the OP asked the same question a year ago and still can't complete an FTP test then my answer is he'll never get anywhere competitively.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By guachi

I'll echo those saying the bars look really short...

I'll echo those saying the bars look really short and the pads are flat. I went with longer bars like SapInMyBlood mentions. Mine aren't height adjustable but otherwise similar.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,988
Posted By guachi

I didn't quite have the numbers correct. I blame...

I didn't quite have the numbers correct. I blame the fact I was on my phone and searching is a pain. Directly from the Tifosi website:


Smoke: A classic gray tint. This also has a polarized...
10-15-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By guachi

Here's a Strava power zone profile of a friend's...

Here's a Strava power zone profile of a friend's latest group ride. He never does structured training, just rides in groups. In fact, I don't think I ever seen him voluntarily ride solo.

Most of...
10-14-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By guachi

I'm guessing this is a literal take on the fact...

I'm guessing this is a literal take on the fact that "diamond frame riders" are higher up and therefore can only "look down" and that the other commenters don't get the wry joke you're making. Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,701
Posted By guachi

Good catch on the wheels. The XXX line (now RSL)...

Good catch on the wheels. The XXX line (now RSL) is their top-of-the-line wheels and likely weren't cheap when they were new.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,988
Posted By guachi

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses....

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses. With my contact lenses in my eyes are very sensitive to the light and the polarized sunglasses means I can actually see. Really cuts down on glare. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By guachi

A bike fit. Bike tools for basic maintenance....

A bike fit. Bike tools for basic maintenance. Pump. Clothing more appropriate for your activity. (Time in saddle can help with soreness but so can bib shorts with padding). Heart rate monitor....
10-11-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,173
Posted By guachi

I'm on my phone and not my PC so I don't have...

I'm on my phone and not my PC so I don't have access to the link but I've read several studies where participants burned excess Calories outside of just the time spent exercising.
10-11-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By guachi

There's no evidence suspension, especially the...

There's no evidence suspension, especially the Roubaix's suspension, has any negative effect on performance because of suspension travel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By guachi

I'll second PoorInRichfield about the hub...

I'll second PoorInRichfield about the hub spacing. I have a Domane SLR7 and the stock wheel was the Pro 3V with a Rapid Drive 108 hubs and then bought the RSL 51 wheels with DT Swiss 240 hubs. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By guachi

I have no experience with changing from Shimano...

I have no experience with changing from Shimano to SRAM but have you considered power meter pedals? It certainly doesn't take much technical knowledge (I did it, so it can't be that hard) and the...
10-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,331
Posted By guachi

Lizzie Deignan rode a Domane for her Roubaix win....

Lizzie Deignan rode a Domane for her Roubaix win. It had a 1x SRAM drivetrain and I swear from looking at it that she was riding 32mm tires. I own a Domane (same frame) and Trek's isospeed is no...
10-10-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By guachi

Wife owns a Verve 2. The grips are nice. Ergon is...

Wife owns a Verve 2. The grips are nice. Ergon is better. If you have Trek Isogrip handles and they are working then no reason to switch. Otherwise, I think you'll be happy with Ergon grips and it...
10-10-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,586
Posted By guachi

I'd prefer to buy American-made if I could....

I'd prefer to buy American-made if I could. Though the best I can probably get is an American company. I own a Trek (American) and I believe the Project One bikes are painted in America. I have RSL...
10-10-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,876
Posted By guachi

There are people who like to go further or faster...

There are people who like to go further or faster who aren't racing. In addition, going further/faster does have value in exercise. If going places had no value in exercise we'd all exercise indoors....
10-10-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,497
Posted By guachi

I'll 2nd or 3rd the 50/34 and 11-34 cassette...

I'll 2nd or 3rd the 50/34 and 11-34 cassette option. It's readily available and definitely will work (may need a long cage derailleur).
10-10-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,120
Posted By guachi

Brats are the wurst, aren't they?

Brats are the wurst, aren't they?
10-09-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By guachi

That looks a lot like the circa 1990 Bianchi...

That looks a lot like the circa 1990 Bianchi Boardwalk I had (might have been a 3x7 Suntour groupset and 32mm tires). It was my sole mode of transportation when I was in high school/college and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By guachi

Since your bike is a Trek I'll recommend a set of...

Since your bike is a Trek I'll recommend a set of Trek wheels for you. Try the Aeolus Pro 51 wheels if you can find them in stock near you.

I have a set of their more expensive cousins, the RSL...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By guachi

Despite not thinking it's a good value as an...

Despite not thinking it's a good value as an upgrade, Di2 is pretty cool. Unnecessary, but pretty cool. Once you get it adjusted properly it'll take approximately one ride for you to think it's...
10-08-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,876
Posted By guachi

200W (even if I don't know it's 200W) at 90 RPM...

200W (even if I don't know it's 200W) at 90 RPM is the same perceived effort whether my bike is 15 lbs or 35 lbs. As it turns out, 200W is just about my cruising power (I did a century a few weeks...
10-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By guachi

I thought the interactivity and gaminess of Zwift...

I thought the interactivity and gaminess of Zwift would be silly and useless. I was wrong. It keeps me interested and makes riding inside bearable. I use it for all kinds of riding now - free rides,...
10-07-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,876
Posted By guachi

You are wrong. Very wrong. And it doesn't inspire...

You are wrong. Very wrong. And it doesn't inspire confidence that a rehab assistant is so wrong.

10 min @ 200W @ 90 RPM is exactly the same effort no matter how much the bike weighs and how much I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By guachi

Unless you have somewhere to put the replaced...

Unless you have somewhere to put the replaced Ultegra groupset it's basically a sunk cost. An expensive sunk cost as Ultegra isn't cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By guachi

Own a hitch mount Kuat NV 2.0. cradle for the...

Own a hitch mount Kuat NV 2.0. cradle for the wheels, bar to secure the front wheel and a strap for the rear, built-in locks.

I thought it was expensive until I used it and now I love it.
10-07-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,025
Posted By guachi

I have a Wahoo Kickr and initially my speed on...

I have a Wahoo Kickr and initially my speed on Zwift was about 10% higher than real life. Then I got my new bike and now the two are very close. Downhill max speeds are still higher on Zwift because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By guachi

You can go here...

You can go here https://www.schwalbe.com/pumped/en to listen to a Schwalbe podcast where the German interviewer says the name in the first lines of each of the English podcasts. Sounds like...
10-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,512
Posted By guachi

The study, IIRC, is a meta-analysis of other...

The study, IIRC, is a meta-analysis of other studies. It doesn't debunk other professional views, it's a summation of them. The professionals are the scientists studying this stuff not the trainers...
10-05-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,025
Posted By guachi

Strava says 9,233 km and 62,132 m so far this...

Strava says 9,233 km and 62,132 m so far this year. I started biking May 2019 and my total distance is 18,504 km so I've definitely increased my riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By guachi

This is where you are mistaken. The cassette...

This is where you are mistaken. The cassette isn't sold "with the trainer" and putting it in all caps didn't make it so. Wahoo sells a cassette on its website. That's all.

I own a Core and I think...
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