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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,107
Posted By spelger

alcohol bath is a waste of time and chemicals....

alcohol bath is a waste of time and chemicals. and mineral spirits can be used over and over. my pints have lasted me 6 years since i've started. still cleans well. two baths, first is dirty, second...
02-23-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,677
Posted By spelger

ok, now i'm goign to have to look at what i did....

ok, now i'm goign to have to look at what i did. i probably overestimated my greatness...

ok, not so great...3 hours 26 minutes. by butt hurts thinking about 3.5 hrs in the saddle. in my defense...
02-22-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By spelger

Ride across Britain challenge

i've been doing the ride across Britain challenge in Rouvy lately. such beautiful landscape. one recent ride make me think of the dry hills east of San Jose, CA. i knew this had to be the highlands...
02-18-24, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By spelger

Unusual Rouvy route

i just finished up a Rouvy challenge. three big climbs. saved the worst for last since it was my last weekend to complete it.

the filming was fantastic. the one that filmed it had some sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,107
Posted By spelger

re-do every 10 hours? that is almost every week...

re-do every 10 hours? that is almost every week for me. no thanks. i wax but only re-do once a month, about 400mi. i think it is distance/environment that dictates the frequency.
02-14-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,588
Posted By spelger

oil? immersive waxing / it should be more popular.

oil? immersive waxing / it should be more popular.
02-12-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By spelger

One guy gets to kick and they call it football.

One guy gets to kick and they call it football.
02-10-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 793
Posted By spelger

indieVelo as well.

indieVelo as well.
02-09-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,077
Posted By spelger

not holding my breath.

not holding my breath.
02-09-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,646
Posted By spelger

i have not been a paying zwift custoemr for 2...

i have not been a paying zwift custoemr for 2 years now. moved to rouvy and like it a lot. after 2 years of rouvy i am a bit disappointed thouhg, nothing new. new routes but nothing aside from that....
02-09-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,646
Posted By spelger

where else can you do 50 mph hairpin turns?

where else can you do 50 mph hairpin turns?
02-01-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,677
Posted By spelger

i like the trainer because it can mimic reality...

i like the trainer because it can mimic reality so i keep it at 100% on those apps that allow it to be changed. that said, i would assume your pace would be the same assuming your power is the same...
01-30-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,677
Posted By spelger

found the setting. for some reason zwift...

found the setting. for some reason zwift automatically connectged to my trainer as both a power source and resistance. i don't recall that from a couple of years ago.

got to do the tower twice...
01-26-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,692
Posted By spelger

i'm in the high desert. we get 50+ degree shifts...

i'm in the high desert. we get 50+ degree shifts in one day.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,053
Posted By spelger

i spent about 20-30 minutes spinning at 65 RPM....

i spent about 20-30 minutes spinning at 65 RPM. it was not really fun. don't normally do that, i think i'll be feeling it tomorrow.
01-24-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By spelger

you need one of these. i've got one that is about...

you need one of these. i've got one that is about 50 years old and i use it specifically for my fan. was my mom's and she used it for the Christmas tree back in the day.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,053
Posted By spelger

exactly what i've been doing this year and last....

exactly what i've been doing this year and last. today is my last workout in a training program and am quite glad becasue they get boring after a while. been saving saturday for hard rides. now i'll...
01-21-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,925
Posted By spelger

i responded to your post on the same day the OP's...

i responded to your post on the same day the OP's post was made. you are now responding 2 days later. talk about far back in the conversation.

i'm not defending Tourney by the way, just your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,053
Posted By spelger

just finished this. i actually recall doing this...

just finished this. i actually recall doing this when i saw that guy that i thought was going to flap his arms like a bird (and the blond too). i did this in a workout maybe a week ago but never got...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-24, 09:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,053
Posted By spelger

that's what i'm looking for. was wanting about 25...

that's what i'm looking for. was wanting about 25 miles/3000+ feet. i try this tomorrow asn dee how it goes. thanks fo th efind.
01-15-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,034
Posted By spelger

you forgot to mention the red and blue fishes.

you forgot to mention the red and blue fishes.
01-13-24, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,692
Posted By spelger

love those rides in italy and the swiss alps.

love those rides in italy and the swiss alps.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,850
Posted By spelger

haven't heard that term since HS.

haven't heard that term since HS.
01-10-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By spelger

the intervals are boring if all yo have to look...

the intervals are boring if all yo have to look at is a chart. that is why i did like teh zwift interface, keeps you a bit distracted. using rouvy now so never anyone i wish to catch but never can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,107
Posted By spelger

Wish I had a home maid.

Wish I had a home maid.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,203
Posted By spelger

why would you even want that gear combo?...

why would you even want that gear combo? personally, once i'm half way through the back end i'm up on the big ring. little-little is something i never do.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,107
Posted By spelger

as i said, i'm a waxer. i am not going back to...

as i said, i'm a waxer. i am not going back to oil. in addition to finding the process therapeutic it also gives me a chance to better clean the drive train.

here is another if you like, i just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,107
Posted By spelger

you mean like in the rollers? where it matters?...

you mean like in the rollers? where it matters? did you disassemble the chain and inspect? i have a hard time believing that.

i'm a waxer but i don't buy this claim.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,107
Posted By spelger

sorry, no. chain looks dirty to me.

sorry, no. chain looks dirty to me.
01-01-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By spelger

thanks, good to know. although i do sweat a lot...

thanks, good to know. although i do sweat a lot indoors i think its the same as outdoors, just not the same air circulation.

about that open window. when i started doing that i would keep the...
12-31-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,110
Posted By spelger

below 40F my speed goes to zero. i just don't...

below 40F my speed goes to zero. i just don't want to ride outside when it is that cold. and i only do that when i can commute to work. its below 20F in the morning now so no outdoor riding until...
12-24-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By spelger

if your budget supports it then a smart trainer...

if your budget supports it then a smart trainer is the way to go. a full on smart bike is out of my budget but i wouldn't ever steer anyone away from that solution. the smart bike is probably the...
12-22-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By spelger

These are essentially made up routes in the...

These are essentially made up routes in the Watopia world. but they need real coordinates i think for Strava to work out distance and segments. elevation just happens.
12-15-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,482
Posted By spelger

Should be on the equipment pairing page.

Should be on the equipment pairing page.
12-15-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,482
Posted By spelger

You can try connecting to your trainer as a power...

You can try connecting to your trainer as a power meter only. Not as controllable. But with this you will only have the default resistance of the trainer.
12-15-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By spelger

maybe yo are a stronger rider than your wife. i...

maybe yo are a stronger rider than your wife. i know i would be compared to mine, if she ever rode. not being on the real road but physically being next to each other you may just have a tendency to...
12-15-23, 02:19 AM
12-08-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By spelger

2023/24 Edition of indoor cycling setups

time to start afresh.

my daughter took a job in Idaho and left me this room. gone is the little spitfire (not gone really, just lonely in the garage now). much warmer when i start but having some...
12-07-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,456
Posted By spelger

could even have been this... ...

could even have been this...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/190x266/index_1fda7a071a618f58b0076a2896fe6a7f5132db5e.jpg
12-07-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,456
Posted By spelger

consider your self blessed. you are getting a...

consider your self blessed. you are getting a free replacement for something that they consider to be pilot error.
11-29-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By spelger

yes, i was connected. the trainer responded to my...

yes, i was connected. the trainer responded to my input power and cadence changes while watching on teh screen. it just did not apply the target power or grade changes when instructed. as if the RX...
11-28-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By spelger

have you ever used the trainer in ERG mode? i...

have you ever used the trainer in ERG mode? i would be curious to try that. and if you have an independent PM like you imply i'd get that running too. always good to compare.

but sorry, i have no...
11-24-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By spelger

that is just not realistic when you are riding...

that is just not realistic when you are riding hard.
11-22-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By spelger

it is not too hard to remove the cover (from the...

it is not too hard to remove the cover (from the kicker). i needed to do that when the pully wheel began to squeek like a, well, you know. three times i had to hit it with aerosol silicon lube. it...
11-22-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By spelger

what does "wearing out" mean exactly? ...

what does "wearing out" mean exactly?

biggest diff between the two IIRC is max grade is 20% on the kicker while somethign less that that on the core. in Zwift there was only one route that had a...
11-21-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,939
Posted By spelger

you don't really think that thin layer of lycra...

you don't really think that thin layer of lycra will help it do you?
11-21-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By spelger

i'm sure i sway from side to side too. this would...

i'm sure i sway from side to side too. this would be a good use case for an e-bike.
11-20-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By spelger

so far the only thing i like about FG is the...

so far the only thing i like about FG is the quality of their videos. most, if not, all that i have tried are very good. Rouvy really needs to get videos shot from a bike rather than a car. due to...
11-16-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,414
Posted By spelger

It hurts to read that.

It hurts to read that.
11-08-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By spelger

if you have tires that are falling apart then it...

if you have tires that are falling apart then it is probably time to replace. bought used you have no idea what abuse/love they went through.
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