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09-22-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By atwl77

Do you have a case for it? If not, get something...

Do you have a case for it? If not, get something like a silicone grip case, or maybe one of those "tough" phone cases from OtterBox, UAG, etc that also doubles as impact protection.
09-21-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By atwl77

I think the risk of having a phone fall out of a...

I think the risk of having a phone fall out of a jersey pocket is going to heavily depend on its size (e.g. snug fit or loose fit), as well as how bumpy the ride is. I keep my phone in a Rapha large...
09-17-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By atwl77

My 1030's backlight stays on while plugged in, so...

My 1030's backlight stays on while plugged in, so part of my charging strategy during long events is to let it run on battery during the day and charge at night. I use a 10,000mAh power bank that's...
09-17-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By atwl77

Well I started from a Sony FDR-X3000 then moved...

Well I started from a Sony FDR-X3000 then moved to GoPro, starting with the 6 until the present 9. Still considering if I want to get the 10 that had just been recently announced.

Anyway, on to...
Replies: 88
Views: 8,095
Posted By atwl77

Nice! There was also a 200k ride but I didn't...

Nice! There was also a 200k ride but I didn't participate because this weekend was my first time outdoors for ages, didn't feel like it was a good idea to suddenly do 200k from out of nowhere....
09-12-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By atwl77

I have a 935, so I'm not sure if this will apply...

I have a 935, so I'm not sure if this will apply to the 745, but maybe add music control as a data screen to your activity instead?
Replies: 42
Views: 1,344
Posted By atwl77

Panaracer GravelKing is my tyre of choice, but...

Panaracer GravelKing is my tyre of choice, but yeah GP5000 is also a very popular choice and I have ridden with people using that tyre and not getting any punctures during a 1000k - though at the...
09-07-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,524
Posted By atwl77

Quoted for emphasis. In the simracing community...

Quoted for emphasis. In the simracing community people often emphasize that it's better to ask "what could I have done to avoid this" instead of "who's at fault", because regardless of whether you...
09-07-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By atwl77

I haven't heard of the RAGBRAI guy... but then on...

I haven't heard of the RAGBRAI guy... but then on a more recent note, there's this guy: Cyclist who rode 100 miles out of the saddle to repeat ride on Zwift to prove he wasn't lying | road.cc...
09-07-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By atwl77

I wonder how that works out with races... I hope...

I wonder how that works out with races... I hope they have some sort of version checking going on, otherwise if there are any changes in the game physics or course layout that may give an unfair...
09-05-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By atwl77

No MMO (which, for all practical purposes, Zwift...

No MMO (which, for all practical purposes, Zwift falls squarely in) that I am aware of allows mismatched clients to run together due to potential differences in performance and behavior.
09-05-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By atwl77

When I want to do an event I always make sure to...

When I want to do an event I always make sure to login early. Need maybe around 10-20 mins of warm-up before the actual event starts, after all.
08-25-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By atwl77

My indoor workouts don't have speed, only power...

My indoor workouts don't have speed, only power and HR.
08-24-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By atwl77

While I don't know the formula they use, but I do...

While I don't know the formula they use, but I do know that it is related to heart rate and power. This is because if I'm doing an interval at at low cadence (i.e. lower heart rate), it'll give me a...
Replies: 88
Views: 8,095
Posted By atwl77

Yeah, congrats, well done et al, but now we're...

Yeah, congrats, well done et al, but now we're waiting for the ride report :lol:
08-24-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By atwl77

Youtube?

Youtube?
07-22-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
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: 24
Views: 969
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: 2,722
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: 24
Views: 1,428
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: 87
Views: 5,604
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: 1,837
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: 692
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: 28
Views: 1,439
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: 3,927
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: 88
Views: 8,095
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: 1,788
Posted By atwl77

Yeah the checkmark looks new.

Yeah the checkmark looks new.
06-16-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,426
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: 88
Views: 8,095
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: 628
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: 698
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: 2,147
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: 2,597
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: 75
Views: 2,395
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: 1,788
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: 1,788
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: 1,788
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: 88
Views: 8,095
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: 594
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: 325
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: 915
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: 1,986
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: 88
Views: 8,095
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: 1,263
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: 1,986
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: 1,986
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: 1,986
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: 1,384
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: 1,986
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: 584
Posted By atwl77

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

Never experienced it, could be a newly introduced bug.
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