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01-27-21, 03:13 PM
11-27-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By aspalmat

The Zwift Fence map is really "France like". ...

The Zwift Fence map is really "France like". Meaning, similar scenery as if you were riding in France. Not intended to be any actual rodes in France. At least that is my take.

Personally, I...
09-01-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,138
Posted By aspalmat

It does seem a little early to say they are...

It does seem a little early to say they are finished. But, based on the Dauphine and the early TDF, they are going to have to really improve and work to defend Bernal's title from last year. ...
07-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,537
Posted By aspalmat

Sorry you had issues. I've had a Kicker Core...

Sorry you had issues. I've had a Kicker Core since they first came out. Never had a problem with mine. It's been rock solid with no issues. Sounds like you just got a faulty unit for some reason.
06-28-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By aspalmat

You kind of answered your own question, ... in 3...

You kind of answered your own question, ... in 3 days, I’ve rode 50 miles and was comfortable.... Sounds like the right size to me.

Buying a bike that is 1 size to large, assuming you’ll grow...
06-28-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By aspalmat

I know this is un-cool and sacrilege in the...

I know this is un-cool and sacrilege in the cycling community, but, why not just wear underwear under your bike shorts. That way, you keep a clean piece of material between you and your bike shorts....
05-22-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,220
Posted By aspalmat

I had the Edge 130 and radar, then upgraded to...

I had the Edge 130 and radar, then upgraded to the Edge 830.

The 130 worked fine for me. Worked fine with the radar, and fine with the routes I created on Garmin connect.

But, the 830 is just...
03-15-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By aspalmat

Alpe Du Zwift repeats. :) That would be my plan.

Alpe Du Zwift repeats. :) That would be my plan.
03-15-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By aspalmat

I have a Kickr Climb, and really enjoy it. It...

I have a Kickr Climb, and really enjoy it. It really makes climbing in Zwift more realistic. With that being said, I think it is a "nice to have", and not really a "have to have". My climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By aspalmat

Nope, not kidding. :) I have an open mind...

Nope, not kidding. :) I have an open mind though, and pretty postive feedback in this thread. I'm fairly new to cycling, and like I said, Scott is just not that common where I'm at. I see lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By aspalmat

Thanks for the reply. I'm definitely going to...

Thanks for the reply. I'm definitely going to try one out at my local bike shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By aspalmat

Scott Bikes: Feedback and Opinions

Looking for feedback and thoughts on Scott bikes. Where I live in Michigan, I don't see many Scott bikes, although we do have a local bike shop that sells them. I don't see much about them on this...
01-21-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,565
Posted By aspalmat

I got that book, and was doing many of the...

I got that book, and was doing many of the excersies from it. Just got out of the habit.
01-21-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,565
Posted By aspalmat

Thanks guys for the replies. The comments...

Thanks guys for the replies. The comments regarding being in shape makes me wonder. 2 summers ago, I had been doing lots of "core" work. Planks, side planks, leg lifts, squats etc. A bunch of...
01-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,565
Posted By aspalmat

Rib Cage Pain - Reach to Long ?

I've been experiancing sore muscles in the rib cage after riding for awhile now. After riding 3 or 4 days in a row, maybe 6-7 hours combined, my ribs can be very sore. Sometimes, if I move just the...
12-15-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,806
Posted By aspalmat

If you find something that is better than Zwift,...

If you find something that is better than Zwift, please let us know. I certainly have not tried all the other options, but Zwift provides an amazing indoor cycling experience. I'm not aware of any...
10-21-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,679
Posted By aspalmat

Just my opinion, 100% unfair.

Just my opinion, 100% unfair.
10-09-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,068
Posted By aspalmat

I typically think Zwift is easier than real life....

I typically think Zwift is easier than real life. :twitchy:
10-09-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By aspalmat

Looks like a good day! Glad you could enjoy it.

Looks like a good day! Glad you could enjoy it.
09-27-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,315
Posted By aspalmat

A Michigander here. The Winter transition is...

A Michigander here. The Winter transition is going from riding outside, to Zwifting inside during the winter.

I can deal with mid to low 40's, and then it's inside. No reason to freeze with an...
09-23-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By aspalmat

Awesome reply, love it!

Awesome reply, love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,163
Posted By aspalmat

I find the opposite. If I stop on long ride to...

I find the opposite. If I stop on long ride to stretch, remove clothing items, or just take a 2 minute break, 90% of the time, someone will stop to ask if I’m alright or need something. Yes, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,166
Posted By aspalmat

I ride a 2018 Trek Domane AL3. It came with a...

I ride a 2018 Trek Domane AL3. It came with a 11-28 rear cassette, with Shimano Sora 9 speed group set. I installed a 11-32, 9 speed cassette on the rear, and have been riding for a year now...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,921
Posted By aspalmat

Thanks for all the feedback folks. I honestly...

Thanks for all the feedback folks. I honestly donít think my aluminum bike is overly harsh, just figured carbon would be a little more compliant. A new bike is not imminent, just collecting info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,921
Posted By aspalmat

Carbon Frames and Vibration Reduction

Looking to get feedback on carbon frame vibration reduction/dampening . I currently ride a Trek Domane AL3 with an Aluminum frame. Looking to step up to a carbon frame bike, with one reason being...
06-29-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,157
Posted By aspalmat

I have never been a morning workout person, in...

I have never been a morning workout person, in fact, I always thought it was "ridiculous". However, in the last 6 months I've found myself doing it.

Several days a week I'm on my bike by 4:45 am....
05-05-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,783
Posted By aspalmat

I'm cheering for Nibali, but wouldn't mind if...

I'm cheering for Nibali, but wouldn't mind if Yates or Rogilic win. Assuming Rogilic is riding the Giro.
05-04-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,660
Posted By aspalmat

This.

This.
05-02-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,660
Posted By aspalmat

Once upon a time, all clothes were washed by...

Once upon a time, all clothes were washed by hand, and then some wise guy invented the washing machine. :)

I refuse to hand wash clothes of any sort. I wash mine on the delicate cycle, then hang...
02-15-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By aspalmat

I love my trainer too! Kickr Core and Kickr Climb...

I love my trainer too! Kickr Core and Kickr Climb + Zwift. I can't get enough, man it's fun!! :)

PS., I've yet to be passed by a car while Zwifting. :lol:
01-05-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By aspalmat

Honestly, that is exactly one, of many, reasons I...

Honestly, that is exactly one, of many, reasons I like Zwift. I can ride for as long and as hard as I want. I don't HAVE to make it home. When I'm toast, I can just stop. For me, I think this...
12-18-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,378
Posted By aspalmat

I got the Kickr Core, and gave Zwift a shot. ...

I got the Kickr Core, and gave Zwift a shot. Wasn't sure what to expect, but WOW, I love it! I added the Kickr Climb, which makes the climbing feel much more realistic. With the Core and Climb, I...
12-10-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By aspalmat

That does sound like a good day! :)

That does sound like a good day! :)
12-10-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By aspalmat

I saw this article from a different source a week...

I saw this article from a different source a week or so ago. I’m only 48, but it is very motivating/encouraging to me. Not only does the exercise we enjoy give us the immediate benefits of weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By aspalmat

I have a 52cm, Domane AL3. I'm 5' 6" and 140...

I have a 52cm, Domane AL3. I'm 5' 6" and 140 lbs. It fits me very well.
10-31-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,933
Posted By aspalmat

As mentioned earlier in the thread, I run an HDMI...

As mentioned earlier in the thread, I run an HDMI cable from my laptop to the TV. Laptop is beside my bike, TV in front. So far, so good. For my first few rides, I just had my laptop on a stand in...
10-20-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,357
Posted By aspalmat

Cheating who? If it's not an official race, how...

Cheating who? If it's not an official race, how could it be cheating? It's just a guy riding an e-bike.
09-23-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,260
Posted By aspalmat

From Michigan as well. My way to deal with the...

From Michigan as well. My way to deal with the earlier sunset is to get kitted out with good lights. I've got a set of front and rear "blinkies", and a 1000 Lumen front light, and a Garmin RTL510...
09-20-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,886
Posted By aspalmat

I don't have any ideas, but have you contacted...

I don't have any ideas, but have you contacted Wahoo support, have they responded?
09-20-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By aspalmat

That's a hassle for sure. At least they are...

That's a hassle for sure. At least they are taking care of it. The Kickr should be a pretty mature product. That's kind of discouraging to hear.
09-14-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By aspalmat

Ok, thanks.

Ok, thanks.
09-14-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By aspalmat

I've seen posts about a 10% discount from Clever...

I've seen posts about a 10% discount from Clever Training. Did you get that on the Core? If so, how?
09-12-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By aspalmat

Wahoo Kickr Core Now Available

I was just on Wahoo Fitness's website. It appears the Kickr Core is now available, and can be ordered on their website.

Anyone going to be ordering one? I have been waiting for this to be...
09-10-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By aspalmat

I have the Edge 130 and RTL150. I have not...

I have the Edge 130 and RTL150. I have not ridden a Century, but, just doing 3 or 4 hour to hour and 1/2 rides, and seeing what the battery life is on the Edge, I'm estimating about 6 hours for the...
09-07-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By aspalmat

I just got into cycling this year. The Edge 130...

I just got into cycling this year. The Edge 130 was the cycling computer I bought. I thought about more expensive versions, with true GPS, but since I always have my phone on me, I didn't think it...
08-24-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By aspalmat

My experience matches yours. I've had mine for...

My experience matches yours. I've had mine for about 2 months. I really appreciate the advanced warning of cars approaching from the rear. I have noticed the radar picks them up, and displays them...
08-21-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By aspalmat

Agreed, chip seal is the worse surface I have...

Agreed, chip seal is the worse surface I have ridden on. I did a ride this past Sunday ,and ended up on a dirt road with my road bike, and it was still better then roads with chip seal!
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