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Posted By atwl77

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they...

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they really picked a challenging route for this brevet.

Even before the ride began, it was quite a logistical challenge. The most glaring obstacle was in...
09-19-22, 10:32 AM
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Views: 361
Posted By atwl77

My personal experience riding audax in the dark -...

My personal experience riding audax in the dark - 200 lumens is the bare minimum to see where you're going at reasonable speeds (e.g. 25-30kph), 800+ to overcome the glare from oncoming car...
09-02-22, 07:05 AM
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Views: 2,385
Posted By atwl77

With the 1030, at the end of a ride, I will (i)...

With the 1030, at the end of a ride, I will (i) swipe down, (ii) select the Phone menu, and (iii) Enable, and it'll find my phone and start synching with Garmin Connect. After the ride data has...
09-02-22, 01:19 AM
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Posted By atwl77

I don't turn on phone pairing on the 1040 until I...

I don't turn on phone pairing on the 1040 until I want to upload my ride to Garmin Connect, but when I do turn it on, it often fails to pair until after I restart the 1040.

I note that there's...
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Posted By atwl77

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring...

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring buddies were suffering in the UK, I did another 400k over the weekend. This was more of a big experiment/testing phase to try new things and hoping to...
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Posted By atwl77

A sizeable number of fellow Malaysians did LEL...

A sizeable number of fellow Malaysians did LEL this year, and even they complained about the heat (along with the climbing as well).
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Posted By atwl77

Just got the new Garmin Edge 1040 Solar... most...

Just got the new Garmin Edge 1040 Solar... most noticeable difference over the old 1030 upon turning it on, is that the touch screen seems a lot more responsive. As for the effectiveness of the solar...
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Posted By atwl77

Honestly I don't know much on this subject, but...

Honestly I don't know much on this subject, but for what it's worth, I primarily use Sunplay Sport SPF120, this comes in a liquid form rather than thick lotion/gel and they also come in very small...
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Posted By atwl77

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the...

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the toughest BRM600 in my country, and aptly named The Big Hills Challenge 3.0 which is sort of an annual event. This year's route is practically similar to...
07-05-22, 01:51 AM
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Posted By atwl77

I wonder if the one I received is a scam version...

I wonder if the one I received is a scam version made to look like the legit one from Bikesdirect.

Looking at other emails I've received from Bikeforums (e.g. notifications of PMs and other...
07-02-22, 08:10 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Ah crap, thanks. I'll remove it and reupload it...

Ah crap, thanks. I'll remove it and reupload it in a bit...
07-02-22, 07:56 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Spam/scam disguised as a Bikeforums/Bikesdirect email

Just noticed this e-mail flagged as junk, I thought my mail was just tagging it wrongly as usual, until I noticed the actual email address.
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Posted By atwl77

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend....

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend. Weather has been quite wet the preceding week, with heavy monsoon rain throughout the weekday, so I was preparing for a wet ride. Got trolled by the...
05-30-22, 10:04 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Netgear, huh. Might just be a coincidence...

Netgear, huh.

Might just be a coincidence but in a simracing game that I play, iRacing, it is well-known among the community that Netgear routers don't play well with it, the developers tried to...
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Posted By atwl77

Rip 😞

Rip 😞
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Posted By atwl77

Another blistering hot month over here, and...

Another blistering hot month over here, and another 200k completed.

I took a very long break after I DNF'd my 1300k in March and am still slowly rebuilding my fitness, so I wasn't very ready for...
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Posted By atwl77

Recently I've been experimenting with the...

Recently I've been experimenting with the Infinity Seat (E2 series) and despite its looks, my initial impressions are that they're the most comfortable I've sat on yet. However, I've yet to take it...
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Posted By atwl77

You make a good point about choosing when to eat....

You make a good point about choosing when to eat. Thinking back, in previous rides I started at an earlier time (typically 4-5am), rode all the way to the first checkpoint (typically around 90km) and...
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Posted By atwl77

My friends in Penang do the round-the-island ride...

My friends in Penang do the round-the-island ride often (heck, I think that's the only long distance route you can do on that island, either clockwise or anticlockwise). The heat can get pretty...
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Posted By atwl77

So the big event, LRM1300, came and I DNF'd. ...

So the big event, LRM1300, came and I DNF'd.

Things were going fine at first, with a bit of a moderate climb shortly after the start, followed by some rolling countryside roads afterwards. I...
02-24-22, 09:51 PM
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Posted By atwl77

If the saddle has been setup correctly, you...

If the saddle has been setup correctly, you aren't actually sitting "way forward" on them, it just appears that way because they have no nose. Or another way to think about it is, imagine sitting on...
02-24-22, 09:41 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Good for you to be able to tune the cheaters out...

Good for you to be able to tune the cheaters out like that, but I think that for a lot of other people, it's a pretty normal feeling to have disdain for cheaters - especially if it's them against the...
02-24-22, 09:31 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Macros are the way. So much so that in other...

Macros are the way. So much so that in other kinds of online games (e.g. shooters, mmorpgs, etc) you are very likely to be flagged by the anti-cheat software if you are employing macros extensively.
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Posted By atwl77

Does it have a function to stay off, but turn on...

Does it have a function to stay off, but turn on and take a photo similar to the way many action cameras work? If yes, I think you'd get a lot more mileage taking pictures this way - hit the button...
01-26-22, 08:26 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Note that the ride categories don't always...

Note that the ride categories don't always correspond to rider ability. For most races and events yes, A-D correspond to a specific range of W/kg, but for special events such as the TdZ they...
01-19-22, 09:30 AM
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Posted By atwl77

You ride at the pace needed to keep up with them....

You ride at the pace needed to keep up with them. That's going to vary depending on the size of the group that's also following D Diesel, since there's going to be the draft effect after all. I...
01-18-22, 11:12 AM
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Views: 595
Posted By atwl77

Windows notifications usually slide in from the...

Windows notifications usually slide in from the bottom right corner (assuming Windows 10 or 11). If it's the top right corner and you have an NVIDIA GPU then it's likely from their graphics driver...
01-17-22, 09:59 PM
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Views: 595
Posted By atwl77

Searching for ms-gamingoverlay online, it doesn't...

Searching for ms-gamingoverlay online, it doesn't appear to be a Zwift issue; it's related to the Windows Game Bar. See here for a solution...
01-17-22, 09:56 PM
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Posted By atwl77

This sort of power comparison comes frequently. A...

This sort of power comparison comes frequently. A very simple rule of thumb (which also applies in real life), is that:

- when two riders are riding at the same power (W), the lighter one is...
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Posted By atwl77

Every January is my audax club's annual Pink...

Every January is my audax club's annual Pink Ride, a special BRM200 that's usually designed to be newbie-friendly, and ladies get to register for free. However, the route has been becoming a bit less...
01-08-22, 11:58 AM
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Posted By atwl77

You mean Wahoo SYSTM? If it feels too easy then...

You mean Wahoo SYSTM? If it feels too easy then your FTP is probably set too low. You may want to try running one of their fitness tests to gauge your actual power stats (Full Frontal is best but may...
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Posted By atwl77

I also use a cue sheet myself, but it's the one...

I also use a cue sheet myself, but it's the one that's displayed on my Garmin 1030. I often manually update the route with points of interest such as petrol stations and convenience stores before...
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Posted By atwl77

My local audax club uses RideWithGPS which...

My local audax club uses RideWithGPS which auto-generates the cue sheet as well. Then just manually add points for the controls (and maybe tweak the description of some of the entries) and it's done....
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Posted By atwl77

There seems to be some variation in quality with...

There seems to be some variation in quality with these, some have a more pronounced hook at the end which helps avoid ejection when fastened to hoops and pockets. Though for extra safety I dremel a...
01-07-22, 04:57 AM
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Posted By atwl77

Just had a quick look on Youtube (can find bunch...

Just had a quick look on Youtube (can find bunch of reviews just by searching Apeman A77) and initial impressions look good - none of that poor rolling shutter (e.g. wobble or jello) effect that you...
01-05-22, 10:34 PM
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Views: 8,500
Posted By atwl77

Well that explains why D Diesel is so terribly...

Well that explains why D Diesel is so terribly slow uphill that I can be spinning at practically zero effort and still drop them... and then they suddenly catch up on the downhill.

Also why with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 11:10 PM
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Views: 6,111
Posted By atwl77

So... one question for those in the know... with...

So... one question for those in the know... with auto pause off, does it continuously record the GPS points to device storage while you're stopped? Because for very long rides (audax, touring,...
01-03-22, 10:54 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Got this from a photography tweet, not sure if...

Got this from a photography tweet, not sure if there's a cycling equivalent yet so...
...
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Posted By atwl77

I've also just gone back to the Arione (but with...

I've also just gone back to the Arione (but with the cut-out), after a brief stint with the noseless ISM PN4.1. I think the ISM works, just not on my particular bike because I need more setback to...
01-03-22, 10:33 PM
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Views: 8,500
Posted By atwl77

Yeah, my main complaint about Zwift's...

Yeah, my main complaint about Zwift's implementation of the pace partners is that they move at a constant Wattage - whether it be uphill, downhill, or on the flats. Depending on your power output and...
01-03-22, 03:28 AM
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Views: 8,500
Posted By atwl77

I rode with C. Cadence on Makuri Islands flat...

I rode with C. Cadence on Makuri Islands flat route last week, just thought I'd share my thoughts -

Effort-wise it's somewhat trickier to manage than C. Cadence on Watopia's Tempus Fugit, but...
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Posted By atwl77

I use the Cateye Reflex Auto...

I use the Cateye Reflex Auto (https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD570-R/) for my multi-day audax rides. According to the specs it only manages 30 hours on constant mode, but I...
12-20-21, 11:58 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Interesting. Reminds me of the auto-panning...

Interesting. Reminds me of the auto-panning feature in simracing games that help you properly see the apex when turning with low-FOV monitor settings.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,248
Posted By atwl77

If you want to see what a "huge" discrepancy...

If you want to see what a "huge" discrepancy looks like, this is the elevation profile recorded by my Garmin Edge 1030 - which has a barometric altimeter - during a heavy monsoon rain at the weekend:...
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Posted By atwl77

Completed what has to be the most insane 400k I...

Completed what has to be the most insane 400k I have ever ridden over a weekend of continuous rain. Even without the rain, the ride itself was already a relatively challenging route with three climbs...
12-09-21, 06:54 AM
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Views: 8,500
Posted By atwl77

The unlock codes are for special jerseys, you...

The unlock codes are for special jerseys, you won't see them in your garage unless you know the specific code to enter.
12-08-21, 06:39 AM
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Views: 8,500
Posted By atwl77

At the main menu where you select the world to...

At the main menu where you select the world to ride in, at the bottom there's a list of riders you can join (under "Join another Zwiftter?"). In certain worlds (Watopia and Makuri Island) you'll also...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By atwl77

What are you using to record your ride?

What are you using to record your ride?
12-02-21, 01:01 AM
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Views: 1,172
Posted By atwl77

Do you have a bike computer or a fitness watch?...

Do you have a bike computer or a fitness watch? Something like a Garmin Edge, or Forerunner, or Fenix should be able to do that.
11-30-21, 08:38 PM
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Views: 1,564
Posted By atwl77

ZwiftPower should introduce a "verified" profile,...

ZwiftPower should introduce a "verified" profile, somewhat similar to Twitter's blue checkmark, or how Paypal requires your credit card to be verified in order to fully unlock all usable features of...
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