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07-22-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By atwl77

Similar to their VO2Max estimate, Performance...

Similar to their VO2Max estimate, Performance Condition appears to be based on the relationship between heart rate and power output, and is also "gameable" the same way - doing low cadence intervals,...
07-21-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By atwl77

I think it has to do with intensity as well. If...

I think it has to do with intensity as well. If I'm doing a very easy recovery ride, likely my Forerunner 945 would never show it but if I'm doing a regular interval session then it'll beep and tell...
07-12-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,360
Posted By atwl77

I encountered a snake once, during a fast...

I encountered a snake once, during a fast descent.

At first I thought there was some kind of stick or branch on the road and avoided it. But I thought I caught some movement from the corner of my...
07-03-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By atwl77

The only sounds from Zwift are the environmental...

The only sounds from Zwift are the environmental and road sounds for immersion purposes, and the annoying ding! sounds when someone gets a kudos. And the various sounds that players can trigger (e.g....
Replies: 74
Views: 4,333
Posted By atwl77

I don't know if I will be comfortable with public...

I don't know if I will be comfortable with public showers and cold water. I was lucky that when I DNF'd in Villaines in 2019, the showers were empty and I found one with hot water. Otherwise, I don't...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By atwl77

Also bear in mind the shift in weight...

Also bear in mind the shift in weight distribution when riding slower. Less pedal pressure means more weight on the saddle. If you're already starting to feel some discomfort in 4 hours on a fast...
06-28-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By atwl77

Definitely need a towel. If not for yourself,...

Definitely need a towel. If not for yourself, then for your bike. My stem bolt and cap got pretty nasty from all that sweat and had to be replaced.
06-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By atwl77

Pretty sure at least some part is psychological....

Pretty sure at least some part is psychological. I seem to be able to hold power better while participating in an event or race, than when just riding around or doing intervals.
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
Posted By atwl77

You get used to it. Compared to a pair of water...

You get used to it. Compared to a pair of water bottles mounted in near-vertical orientation behind the saddle, an oversized saddle bag is nothing.
Replies: 70
Views: 5,777
Posted By atwl77

I often feel the worst after the first 100+ km or...

I often feel the worst after the first 100+ km or so. On a 200k, I'm already more than halfway done so it's usually a no-brainer that I might as well finish it. But on a 300k, or longer, ride there's...
06-22-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By atwl77

Yeah the checkmark looks new.

Yeah the checkmark looks new.
06-16-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,632
Posted By atwl77

It's part of my multitool (Topeak Mini 20 Pro)...

It's part of my multitool (Topeak Mini 20 Pro) so... I guess that's a yes.
Replies: 70
Views: 5,777
Posted By atwl77

I'm still stuck at home due to stricter lockdown...

I'm still stuck at home due to stricter lockdown measures from recent spikes from a couple of weeks ago, and the 1300k that was supposed to happen yesterday, is unsurprisingly postponed to some...
06-15-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By atwl77

What texbiker said. Alternatively, anything that...

What texbiker said. Alternatively, anything that shoots good quality 4k video - you can capture a short clip, and extract a still image later.
06-15-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By atwl77

Some of Garmin's cycling dynamics stats won't be...

Some of Garmin's cycling dynamics stats won't be available with the Favero pedals (just a quick glance, I'm seeing power phase and balance are supported, platform offset is not).
06-15-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By atwl77

Ouch, that sounds like a nasty experience. Glad...

Ouch, that sounds like a nasty experience. Glad you've recovered. Good luck in your next attempt!
06-14-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,123
Posted By atwl77

The main problem with going without socks is...

The main problem with going without socks is chafing and blisters. Make sure your shoes are comfortable enough to not have that problem.
06-14-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,791
Posted By atwl77

Before going out and spending plenty of cash on a...

Before going out and spending plenty of cash on a new camera (or entirely new system), try what you have first. There are people who vlog with a full frame mirrorless camera and ultra wide 16-35...
06-14-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By atwl77

Windows 10 by default performs weekly defrags (or...

Windows 10 by default performs weekly defrags (or retrim for SSD), unless it was manually disabled or changed. At this point I'm suspecting either some recent Windows update screwing things up (more...
06-14-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By atwl77

The T470s should be using an Intel HD Graphics...

The T470s should be using an Intel HD Graphics 620 - which is nothing much, but should still be more than sufficient. Also your laptop isn't that old - it's still pretty decent by today's standards,...
06-12-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By atwl77

Curious what sort of hardware you're using to run...

Curious what sort of hardware you're using to run Zwift. Could be that the latest slew of updates have made the app more taxing to your existing hardware, if it was previously borderline minimum...
Replies: 70
Views: 5,777
Posted By atwl77

Yeah timing can be crucial on a 600K. Above that...

Yeah timing can be crucial on a 600K. Above that you get plenty of bonus time, below that sleep isn't necessary so you don't have to plan for it. I usually fit in only 3-4 hours sleep on my 600k...
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By atwl77

Seems like a lot of hurdles to get over,...

Seems like a lot of hurdles to get over, including
i) battery life
ii) mounting the phone where its front-facing camera can see you
iii) dealing with weather and rough roads

I know some people...
06-03-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By atwl77

I've heard that YouTube treats 4K files better...

I've heard that YouTube treats 4K files better than 1080p.

Unfortunately, as you say Virb Edit doesn't support 4K so perhaps you can export to the highest quality setting that it offers, then use...
06-01-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By atwl77

Any external power bank should be fine. Typically...

Any external power bank should be fine. Typically something along the lines of 5,000mAh is small enough to carry in a top tube bag or similar. 10,000mAh if you plan on charging more than just the...
05-30-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By atwl77

In general, Zwift usually gives out the route...

In general, Zwift usually gives out the route achievements as you pass under the arches (of that route).
I didn't think much of it at first, until I passed the starting point of that route and then...
Replies: 70
Views: 5,777
Posted By atwl77

I had bad experience with "new" shoes on a brevet...

I had bad experience with "new" shoes on a brevet before (and worse, it was a 600k). I ended up riding the last 200k without socks, but it was still a pretty painful experience. Hopefully your new...
05-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By atwl77

Cateye Rapid X3...

Cateye Rapid X3 (https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD720-R/) (or other Rapid X-series) light?

Though for certain seat stay shapes, might require the sharp aero rubber base...
05-24-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By atwl77

Yeah, can't disagree with that. This is a very...

Yeah, can't disagree with that. This is a very basic feature that online games have already gotten right since at least 2 decades ago. How hard can it be to give you a proper status indicator on the...
05-24-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By atwl77

That's your problem. Should have fed that...

That's your problem. Should have fed that squirrel with some PEDs.
05-23-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By atwl77

I got all the route badges already. The total...

I got all the route badges already. The total distance if you do all eight is 100km, so pretty doable in one session if you have the time - though if you do the routes alphabetically, there's a risk...
05-23-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By atwl77

I hate that figure-8 calibration technique....

I hate that figure-8 calibration technique. Sometimes it works quickly, sometimes I keep waving and waving and nothing changes.
05-20-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By atwl77

It's already out, I rode there last night. Very...

It's already out, I rode there last night. Very pretty (well, at least by Zwift standards), a nice change of scenery from all the deserts, jungles and snowy peaks that I'm used to seeing. But a bit...
05-20-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By atwl77

Never experienced it, could be a newly introduced...

Never experienced it, could be a newly introduced bug.
05-20-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By atwl77

I'm guessing it uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which...

I'm guessing it uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which Android considers is part of location services, so the app needs location permission for that.
05-16-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By atwl77

I can't help you with most of the stuff you...

I can't help you with most of the stuff you mention since I don't have and use them, but as a general note, Samsung has updated the power management behavior on their phones recently and the new...
05-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By atwl77

The problem with mobile app development is that...

The problem with mobile app development is that things rapidly change, and something that used to work flawlessly can suddenly break due to a change in security protocol, or even some routine update,...
05-16-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By atwl77

That's also what happens when you don't use a...

That's also what happens when you don't use a torque wrench and observe the recommended maximum.
05-15-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By atwl77

Might be useful to check if your phone is doing...

Might be useful to check if your phone is doing any sort of aggressive power management, or if the location permissions are setup properly (e.g. to allow RWGPS location access all the time, not just...
05-14-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,789
Posted By atwl77

I think the "freedom of movement" thing might be...

I think the "freedom of movement" thing might be debatable as mainly a comfort vs training thing, because the training platform that I use (The Sufferfest) tends to emphasize stillness to the upper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,235
Posted By atwl77

Apologies for the crappy MS Paint art... but it's...

Apologies for the crappy MS Paint art... but it's really not that different, once you wrap your mind around it:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,235
Posted By atwl77

Basically, imagine you have a regular full length...

Basically, imagine you have a regular full length saddle with a central cutout or relief channel. Chop off the front half of the saddle, and you'll arrive at something like the above. Why? To get...
04-25-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,789
Posted By atwl77

This sounds more like a motivation issue than a...

This sounds more like a motivation issue than a training benefit issue to me. Yeah I get that one can feel less enthused about getting to the top of a virtual hill in your home without actually going...
Replies: 53
Views: 3,314
Posted By atwl77

I don't have dynamo power, so yeah my main...

I don't have dynamo power, so yeah my main preferred tail light is battery-powered. Specifically, the Cateye Reflex Auto (https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD570-R/). I also carry...
04-22-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,680
Posted By atwl77

As long as it isn't "beep! beep!"

As long as it isn't "beep! beep!"
04-22-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By atwl77

I don't know which calculator billridesbikes...

I don't know which calculator billridesbikes used, but this one that I checked produces similar trends: Cycling Wattage Calculator (omnicalculator.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By atwl77

Rode an easy 100km today (Sunday) with a local...

Rode an easy 100km today (Sunday) with a local group. Sort of a recovery/base ride for me, after a somewhat gruelling 300k audax last weekend. We went through the city centre in the morning, up an...
04-15-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By atwl77

This continues to prove that lightweight riders...

This continues to prove that lightweight riders get the short end of the stick when it comes to Zwift's W/kg grouping.
04-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By atwl77

I think if you've just started using Garmin to...

I think if you've just started using Garmin to track your performance this way, the first couple of weeks might not be reliable as it needs more data to build up a more reliable history. Once things...
Replies: 70
Views: 5,777
Posted By atwl77

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while...

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while since my last brevet, so I wasn't entirely fit for this. The most riding I've done since my last 200k in January, were short 100-120km rides on weekends...
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