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07-03-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
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: 24
Views: 1,139
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...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,640
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: 5,747
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
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: 2,105
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.
Replies: 70
Views: 5,747
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: 1,035
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...
05-20-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
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,...
05-15-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
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...
04-22-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,646
Posted By atwl77

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

As long as it isn't "beep! beep!"
04-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
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: 5,747
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...
04-01-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By atwl77

Sadly, they took my sweet ride away when I joined...

Sadly, they took my sweet ride away when I joined the Tour of Watopia ride :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,551
Posted By atwl77

I notice the seat post goes over the down tube...

I notice the seat post goes over the down tube instead of the normal other way around. Not sure what the advantages of this method are, but if something breaks there seems like you're more likely to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By atwl77

Last Saturday I went all-out on one of my usual...

Last Saturday I went all-out on one of my usual short 20-ish km routes as a sort of fitness test. Averaged 32.2km/h and felt like I was getting slower - in 2019 I semi-regularly used to do 34km/h...
03-15-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,383
Posted By atwl77

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz...

Bone conducting headphones, like the Aftershokz headphones.

Or maybe that (arguably fugly) Bose Tempo glasses.
02-27-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By atwl77

Weather changes and day/night cycles help break...

Weather changes and day/night cycles help break the monotony of seeing the same environment over and over again. It is a very common effect in any game or simulation with a 3d environment, and a...
Replies: 70
Views: 5,747
Posted By atwl77

Unsurprisingly, it's been moved to June. That's...

Unsurprisingly, it's been moved to June. That's in the middle of my country's planned vaccination period, so it still feels a bit early, but apparently plans are already put to motion including...
02-22-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By atwl77

I tried last year and DNF after 5 repeats on Alpe...

I tried last year and DNF after 5 repeats on Alpe du Zwift. I was going by vEveresting rules, so 100% trainer difficulty and no sleep during the attempt. Unfortunately I started too early in the...
02-21-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By atwl77

Most compacts can be operated one-handed - their...

Most compacts can be operated one-handed - their controls are typically arranged on the right side of the camera so if you're a right-hander, all it takes is familiarity with the model you buy. Just...
02-21-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By atwl77

I don't know much about velodrome cycling other...

I don't know much about velodrome cycling other than the occasional keirin or team pursuit that I see on YouTube... but wow that angle looks scary steep compared to the usual higher up views I've...
02-20-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By atwl77

Apidura? Racing Bolt-On Top Tube Pack (1L) |...

Apidura?
Racing Bolt-On Top Tube Pack (1L) | Apidura (https://www.apidura.com/shop/racing-bolt-on-top-tube-pack/)
02-10-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By atwl77

Huh? 70% FTP? What kind of tabata is that?

Huh? 70% FTP? What kind of tabata is that?
02-02-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,746
Posted By atwl77

Considering some of the short, punchy hills in my...

Considering some of the short, punchy hills in my country, I love the availability of climbs like the Radio Tower. However not a fan of its location, immediately after the Epic KOM climb, which gives...
01-12-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,744
Posted By atwl77

This is what I use when I plan to climb ADZ or...

This is what I use when I plan to climb ADZ or Ven-Top exclusively:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/20201129_135610_c609722d0eb6c2e6884d73f81612dfb449916bcd.jpg
...
01-12-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,744
Posted By atwl77

Here are the key differences that I have...

Here are the key differences that I have observed:

ADZ gives you around 5km of warm-up going through the Mayan Jungle route before the actual climb if you pick the Road to Sky route, whereas...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,532
Posted By atwl77

First audax of 2021 completed yesterday! 200km of...

First audax of 2021 completed yesterday! 200km of rolling roads, 1757m elevation. Longer ride report posted over at the long distance forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/21872220-post4.html
Replies: 70
Views: 5,747
Posted By atwl77

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink...

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink Ride yesterday. The Pink Ride is essentially a BRM200 with a beginner-friendly route, and ladies get to ride for free, but due to the current pandemic it...
12-07-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,683
Posted By atwl77

In my opinion, to make the most out of TP you...

In my opinion, to make the most out of TP you need to understand the numbers (ATL, CTL, TSB), now they relate to each other, and how this affects your Performance Management Chart...
12-07-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,336
Posted By atwl77

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12-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By atwl77

Congrats on your purchase. If you're...

Congrats on your purchase.

If you're considering another phone for this, might I suggest an Apple TV instead? While I don't have one, but I believe a number of Zwifters on this forum do have one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,193
Posted By atwl77

In the big groups that I rode with (pre-covid...

In the big groups that I rode with (pre-covid times), the two important things that the ride leaders stressed upon at the start of any ride are that (1) if you're in the pack you must always covering...
12-02-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By atwl77

Nope, bad advice especially to someone who's not...

Nope, bad advice especially to someone who's not very familiar with their bike. Too short and you risk damaging the RD.
12-02-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,902
Posted By atwl77

Exactly. Recently I finally managed to get a...

Exactly. Recently I finally managed to get a sub-60 PR on Alpe du Zwift (more specifically 59:45). Who cares if others made it in faster than me, or whether they cheated or not to get it? Most...
11-22-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By atwl77

If you use Garmin, then the assumption is that...

If you use Garmin, then the assumption is that you'll be using Garmin Connect and likewise, if you use Wahoo then you'll be connected to whatever it is Wahoo has for its fitness tracking platform....
11-22-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By atwl77

Picture looks like a 3D render. Says a lot if the...

Picture looks like a 3D render. Says a lot if the ad doesn't want you to see the real thing.
11-22-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By atwl77

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p7W5tmWE0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p7W5tmWE0
Replies: 70
Views: 5,747
Posted By atwl77

Although my local audax club has already posted...

Although my local audax club has already posted their entire 2021 plan, but due to the current pandemic I'm going to assume that things are not set in stone and there's bound to be changes and...
09-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,799
Posted By atwl77

Wait 30 minutes before cold shower after a hard...

Wait 30 minutes before cold shower after a hard workout?

Some of us take a cold shower in the middle of the hard workout, especially on very hot and humid days (assuming you call pouring cold...
Replies: 115
Views: 23,094
Posted By atwl77

I just completed my 300k and with that, completed...

I just completed my 300k and with that, completed the full SR series for the year.

The route itself is very nice and scenic; essentially one big mountain, plus around 100km of flat tacked on at...
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By atwl77

Great ride. Definitely listen to your body during...

Great ride. Definitely listen to your body during the ride. I'm sure you'll be able to hit 100 the next time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,264
Posted By atwl77

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not...

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not disrespectful to my bikes

Also OP: throwing my bike down bailing

Me: :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,118
Posted By atwl77

A cycling-specific jacket, when rolled up...

A cycling-specific jacket, when rolled up properly, should easily fit in a jersey pocket. If it does not, perhaps yours isn't cycling-specific? In any case, with some velcro straps you can roll it up...
09-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By atwl77

If I remember correctly, some Cateye lights such...

If I remember correctly, some Cateye lights such as the Omni 3 came with a round plastic tube adapter accessory (it looks like a small circular plastic tube that's been cut along its length);...
09-07-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,054
Posted By atwl77

Aftershokz Aeropex bone-conducting headphones. Is...

Aftershokz Aeropex bone-conducting headphones. Is weather-proof and has all the controls that you mentioned.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By atwl77

I completed the BRM1000 audax, longest ride I've...

I completed the BRM1000 audax, longest ride I've done this year. I've left a longer/detailed ride report over at the long distance forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/21670377-post104.html).
...
Replies: 115
Views: 23,094
Posted By atwl77

Completed my 1000k over the weekend. That...

Completed my 1000k over the weekend. That infamous climb that I mentioned earlier? Yeah, it's that nasty.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By atwl77

Just a short tempo-based training ride around my...

Just a short tempo-based training ride around my neighbourhood. Didn't want to go too far or too hard as I'm preparing for a big ride at the end of the week....
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