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09-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Looks like Strava can be a consolidation point...

Looks like Strava can be a consolidation point and skip the mobile recording. Only downside I'm seeing now is that if I link G Connect, it's going to crossload 90 days of history. ugh. ...
09-20-21, 10:08 AM
09-19-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Getting power meter data into Strava - how are you doing it?

This question concerns getting outdoor ride power meter data into my Strava activities.
Strava, for better or worse, has become my "consolidated" source of all my stats. I get my Zwift power meter...
09-19-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Ensure weight is on the heels of your palms, like...

Ensure weight is on the heels of your palms, like when you do a push-up.
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but...

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but they don't feel the same. Fact is stranger than truth.
09-16-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you've been at this for 20 years, as you...

If you've been at this for 20 years, as you mention above, then this isn't for you. Free yourself from this particular anxiety. You just don't like it, and that's OK. Not sure why you're still...
09-16-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,890
Posted By blacknbluebikes

levers. context handles the rest. no one ever...

levers. context handles the rest.
no one ever asked me "which levers you talkin' bout?"
09-15-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Agree w/ Maelochs above, I've gotten some great...

Agree w/ Maelochs above, I've gotten some great deals on used, but you need to be a well-informed buyer. If that's not you, then a solid relationship with your LBS (local bike shop) will pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yawn. Green Loctite. Next?

Yawn. Green Loctite. Next?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By blacknbluebikes

just toss 'em a kitten.

just toss 'em a kitten.
09-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By blacknbluebikes

1. you'll get better with time. the anxiety is...

1. you'll get better with time. the anxiety is understandable, but with practice, that will fade. spend time in an empty parking lot to avoid the stress of traffic and intersections.
2. most of us...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yeah, lots of successful approaches. The...

Yeah, lots of successful approaches. The detergent I like is 'specially formulated for Lycra and similar tech fabrics, thus it rinses out well, works in a cold water cycle. Most important rule is...
09-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,165
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Cheap bike is better than no bike at all. I...

Cheap bike is better than no bike at all.
I never met a bike I didn't like.
I just like some better than others.
09-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By blacknbluebikes

kill -9 is still my fave...

kill -9 is still my fave...
09-10-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Seems to me that "graphic intensive" implies...

Seems to me that "graphic intensive" implies "hardware intensive" these days, and we're now so used to these SaaS-y client-server architectures that we're just going to have to stay current on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By blacknbluebikes

side note: everyone around here has their...

side note: everyone around here has their approach to washing. here's one that works well for me and I'm getting the longevity I expect:
Atsko Sport Wash laundry detergent for tech fabrics...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Seriously... decide what 30 hours of your time is...

Seriously... decide what 30 hours of your time is worth.
09-09-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,490
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's strong enough, and has been proven for long...

It's strong enough, and has been proven for long enough, that we don't worry about it when it comes from reputable manufacturers. If it gets damaged, beyond a simple scratch, one should have it...
09-08-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 804
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Adding cellular - Expensive components, tough to...

Adding cellular - Expensive components, tough to support, short life cycle, not a killer-app feature. Someone might do it, but probably not a good idea from a product point-of-view. Short that...
09-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 808
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm glad you posted this, it's useful to me. I'm...

I'm glad you posted this, it's useful to me. I'm about to replace some Chiba glove-mitts I really like, getting harder to find.
(Approved by the anti-snark post control bureau)
09-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,617
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Dude is doing 180 mile weeks, which, for me,...

Dude is doing 180 mile weeks, which, for me, would be a about 2hrs every day at better than 80%FTP. Needs a coach or a physical therapist, certainly not our advice. Above our pay grade.
09-03-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 780
Posted By blacknbluebikes

How much weight have you taken off the rider?

How much weight have you taken off the rider?
09-03-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Zwift updates rarely take me more than a minute. ...

Zwift updates rarely take me more than a minute. Old hardware?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yes, but those are relatively minor adjustments. ...

Yes, but those are relatively minor adjustments. If the 54 v 56 is the question, you need to go sit on some bikes. To illustrate, I have a 56cm Roubaix. I would not really be happy with a 54,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Blackbike "A" came with those when purchased...

Blackbike "A" came with those when purchased new. Tire rides like butter, but the flats were frequent. too frequent. Found much more success (resistance) with GP4000's. "B" has gatorskins, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,639
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Which configuration was faster?

Which configuration was faster?
09-01-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Feeling too much float? I find some limited heel...

Feeling too much float? I find some limited heel angle adjustment to be a good thing. Interestingly, I just put some Garmin Rally pedals that fit Shimano on one bike and got a bit more float than I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,639
Posted By blacknbluebikes

forgot the wife once, that was bad...

forgot the wife once, that was bad...
09-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By blacknbluebikes

over analysis leads to paralysis.

over analysis leads to paralysis.
08-30-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,336
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As my R3 celebrates its seventh birthday, I...

As my R3 celebrates its seventh birthday, I looked at your new bike and said... hmmmm.. could be next...
08-30-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Couple ideas that don't need much math, just to...

Couple ideas that don't need much math, just to get some useful guidelines to take along shopping - which, as others said, is really what you need to do.
1. an experienced bike shop employee is just...
Forum: Foo
08-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By blacknbluebikes

sorry, been away. "data points on the right side...

sorry, been away. "data points on the right side of the bell curve"
08-25-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 966
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You should not have quit doping. Stay on the...

You should not have quit doping. Stay on the juice.
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Even if the curve is 'normal' (I suspect a lot of...

Even if the curve is 'normal' (I suspect a lot of skew), half of the people are more stupid than average. The right-siders aren't asking you those questions. Applies to drivers, too. Out on the...
08-25-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By blacknbluebikes

For me, the whole point of Zwift is that it makes...

For me, the whole point of Zwift is that it makes a super-boring trainer session into something fun. I laugh at all these cats fussing about how it's not close enough to real life. Get off the...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 564
Posted By blacknbluebikes

heic is apple's new favorite format over jpg or...

heic is apple's new favorite format over jpg or tiff. close to raw, but not quite (raw now available on later models). Strongly recommend software Irfanview (google it). been using it for over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's about where you ride and your tolerance for...

It's about where you ride and your tolerance for road-side fixes. I loved the vittoria "good to race" tires that came stock on my latest bike. Had like 6 flats over 2 months. GP5k been pretty...
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I think tri bikes are the best values in the used...

I think tri bikes are the best values in the used market. So many are put up for adoption by folks that aren't doing events anymore. buyers have an advantage, and for your budget you could land a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,669
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I dumped a motorcycle once when I rode over a...

I dumped a motorcycle once when I rode over a flat 2'x4' fluorescent light "lens" - slightest turn angle and the front wheel went out from under me in a split second. Perhaps there was something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,734
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I like the model. But, methinx any...

I like the model. But, methinx any self-evaluation is invalid. I turn to the King of Suffer-in-style, Billy Crystal's Fernando. "It is better to look good than to feel good."
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,932
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny, I'm a 24 year old with the body of an 81...

Funny, I'm a 24 year old with the body of an 81 year old.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't think you have anything to worry about. ...

I don't think you have anything to worry about. The biggest issue I hear about around here are problems with tightness when the toes swell at the 2 hour mark. If you were riding with regular shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By blacknbluebikes

ebay is like ice fishing. if you can hang in the...

ebay is like ice fishing. if you can hang in the cold for a while, you can catch a really amazing fish. I bought one of the black bikes by setting about a dozen alerts for postings matching bikes I...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By blacknbluebikes

'73 Ghia convertible in the garage right now. ...

'73 Ghia convertible in the garage right now. Wife's. Had it out last weekend, all 62-screamin'-horsepower.
07-28-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,569
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.
07-16-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,266
Posted By blacknbluebikes

On the car? I can put 2 bikes in the car. Hot...

On the car? I can put 2 bikes in the car. Hot Hatch. VW GTI with back seats down.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not only am I setting up a toll booth, but it...

Not only am I setting up a toll booth, but it will only take "bikecoin," the cryptocurrency I just made up.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I bought half the brooklyn bridge last week for...

I bought half the brooklyn bridge last week for only $18,000. And I got this really cool NFT thing, too...
Forum: Introductions
07-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By blacknbluebikes

glad to see another contributor from "The...

glad to see another contributor from "The Landfill of Opportunity"
07-12-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've played with all of it. Phones, devices, toys...

I've played with all of it. Phones, devices, toys of all types. Fun. But, after many years, navigation help became secondary - it's very rare that I really need it. And I found that I really don't...
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