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02-20-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By firebird854

Glad I could help! Same situation in my area,...

Glad I could help! Same situation in my area, Wisconsin... I have to drive 3 hours in any direction to find gravel.

I'm also adding more overlays too, I'm working on adding Strava's heatmap, an...
02-20-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By firebird854

I made a map that shows all of the paved/gravel roads!

Hello,

I'm part of the team of three roommates who've been developing a completely free alternative cycling routing service, similar to Strava's route builder/Kommot/RideWithGPS over the past...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By firebird854

Very nice! Totally understand the sound...

Very nice! Totally understand the sound situation, ours can get pretty noisy why performing the graph network rebuild for the routing systems with new OSM changeset data. If you have any cool ideas...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By firebird854

Ah, good point about the bandwidth that Strava...

Ah, good point about the bandwidth that Strava probably has to have to serve all those upload/download requests from their 30 odd million users a month. Our server is cobbled together from used...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By firebird854

Thanks! that was probably after 10 takes... lol ...

Thanks! that was probably after 10 takes... lol

Funny story, I know the mic quality is isn't amazing but, it's wayyy better than what that $10 microphone should give. I actually wrote a python...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By firebird854

Me? These tools used strava's route builder as a...

Me? These tools used strava's route builder as a starting point. I wanted to create routes a bit easier, with weather forecasting, amenity projecting (cafes, public water/bathroom, etc.) Google Map...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By firebird854

Ah, so kind! I would have responded sooner, but I...

Ah, so kind! I would have responded sooner, but I went back to coding and forgot about this post after a few days lol. Also, don't worry about the weather API calls, looks like some glitch caused it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By firebird854

I developed a site that lets you pit your races against yourself or others!

Okay, not strictly "I", my two roommates and I are bike nerds and computer nerds and we code all sorts of cycling projects in our free time. I did most of the functional coding, one of us did some of...
07-29-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By firebird854

Great note about safari, I just fixed a couple of...

Great note about safari, I just fixed a couple of issues which allowed it to function on Firefox, happy to get to Safari next, Also, we'd love to make a mobile app! It'll work a ton better on mobile...
07-26-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By firebird854

Hmm, I've never thought of this, I'd have to find...

Hmm, I've never thought of this, I'd have to find a bunch of images of those situations and classify them myself as "passible" but it's possible! It wouldn't be easy to implement, but who knows... I...
07-26-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By firebird854

YESSS! that took months to program and implement,...

YESSS! that took months to program and implement, I plan on making it much more accurate too! It uses 2 Pytorch Resnet 50 Neural Network classifiers, one to see if there is a road in the picture...
07-26-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By firebird854

Currently, I run a query to the OSM database that...

Currently, I run a query to the OSM database that will grab a parking spot within the view that meets any of the following criteria:
amenity='parking'
OR (leisure='parking_space' )
...
07-26-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By firebird854

Massive Update To The New Cycling Route Creation App I've Been Developing!

I'm back! With a huge update and overhaul to the site myself and my roommates have been building in our free time which is dedicated to making the best possible cycling routes!

The site is...
06-08-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By firebird854

I have good news to anyone attempting to access...

I have good news to anyone attempting to access the site and having an issue actually creating routes, I redid how all the backend logic works and got everything running smoothly on port 443! So, it...
06-07-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By firebird854

The cors error seems to be more a catch-all than...

The cors error seems to be more a catch-all than a real diagnostic, I actually receive the same errors if I access this on my work computer. As my current setup clearly causes some type of security...
06-03-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By firebird854

Oh, for everyone that is only getting one green...

Oh, for everyone that is only getting one green dot but unable to make a continuation of the route, the issue is, we're hosting this on Home internet, we're able to get the frontend on a standard...
06-02-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By firebird854

Yep, I'm working on making the weather details...

Yep, I'm working on making the weather details just as comprehensive in my App (it's kind of basic at the moment, but I'm already working on calculating predicted CDAs, headwind percentage, etc.) and...
06-02-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By firebird854

Hmm, that's a great point! I didn't really...

Hmm, that's a great point! I didn't really implement a scale, but when I do (I'll make it a priority) I'll ensure the scale is persistent through different browsers/devices.
06-02-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By firebird854

Roommates and I made a new cycling routing app!!

This project has absorbed all of my free time for the past six months while I've balanced cycling and my regular job. Now, I believe my web application is finally ready to be shared with the public!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By firebird854

This is an oddly specific list of grievances I...

This is an oddly specific list of grievances I couldn't agree with more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By firebird854

Yeah, as noted by others, the big thing missing...

Yeah, as noted by others, the big thing missing in OPs description is communication. If some silent guy tried to work with me I'd be a tad annoyed, but if the guy talked a bit and made their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,613
Posted By firebird854

I feel like no one has said this yet, but OP...

I feel like no one has said this yet, but OP noted that the segment goes right through a stop sign. Given this, it should absolutely be regarded as dangerous and flagged as such. Even if it's "not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By firebird854

I'm blown away that you found this! As I googled...

I'm blown away that you found this! As I googled exactly that and found nothing useful, thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,557
Posted By firebird854

Fondo's are technically races, but the people...

Fondo's are technically races, but the people racing it are the type of people who will do 100mi+ rides and 20mph+ for fun, and train consistently 12+hrs a week. At your current level of fitness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,012
Posted By firebird854

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it...

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it so far, no experience with Ridley though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,378
Posted By firebird854

I read through the entirety of...

I read through the entirety of https://gplama.com/2019/06/29/shimano-crankset-power-meters/ and am annoyed that the right tends to read around 5% lower in general, this could be quite problematic in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,811
Posted By firebird854

I've been hit by a car and crashed numerous...

I've been hit by a car and crashed numerous times, breaking bones, dislocating a shoulder, destroying my bike, etc.

First, I absolutely love cycling soooo much and really don't intend on giving it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,811
Posted By firebird854

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,003
Posted By firebird854

For the seatpost situation you might want to...

For the seatpost situation you might want to consider https://redshiftsports.com/dual-position-seatpost as this lets you easily swap between positions.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,949
Posted By firebird854

I've had the fun situation of melting my rim...

I've had the fun situation of melting my rim brakes on descents before. I also wanted carbon wheels without the sloppy breaking or heat build-up issue, so I decided to go disc brake with carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By firebird854

In my experience cross chaining creates a...

In my experience cross chaining creates a distinct clicking sound, if I hear this, I simply look down, take stock of which gear I'm in, and fix it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,418
Posted By firebird854

I had a couple of epic rides this year, super...

I had a couple of epic rides this year, super hard to decide on "Fave" because they all have their own interesting qualities.

1. Horribly Hilly Hundreds 200k 2019
121.34 miles, 6:59:30 moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,536
Posted By firebird854

Annnnnnnnnnnndd I'm jealous of where you live.

Annnnnnnnnnnndd I'm jealous of where you live.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,536
Posted By firebird854

When it comes to cycling the only thing I'm...

When it comes to cycling the only thing I'm particularly good at is climbing, definitely not cornering, descending, sprinting, etc. so I've done a significant amount of research in this area and do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,728
Posted By firebird854

Yea, I've had to point this out before, I weigh...

Yea, I've had to point this out before, I weigh 61kg so 4.8 is really only around 285 watts, 5 minute power being around 340s. My best 5 second power is a paltry 817 watts, I'm also pretty darn...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,728
Posted By firebird854

I'd be careful with that, I have a 4.8 w/kg FTP...

I'd be careful with that, I have a 4.8 w/kg FTP (tested to the full hour), 5.5 w/kg 5-minute power (actually held that for 7 minutes in a recent zwift race) I'm only a cat 4 whose best placement was...
11-27-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,930
Posted By firebird854

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20190524_080738_af3890eff81bb7ccce730928fefe64cf377910e5.jpg
This is the very first picture of my bike, before I even rode it, only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By firebird854

A video would have been nice...

A video would have been nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By firebird854

An actual response! Nice

An actual response! Nice
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,315
Posted By firebird854

I currently have two bikes, each with a separate...

I currently have two bikes, each with a separate power meter, first I will say, I would never buy a power meter used, these things tend to fail... constantly... and having support is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,264
Posted By firebird854

I need live segments in my life...

I need live segments in my life...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By firebird854

Just to further complicate your options, you...

Just to further complicate your options, you could get Zwift and Today's Plan, with Today's Plan you can have it auto-generate an entire training plan to suit particular events, and, unlike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,477
Posted By firebird854

Oh yea, when it gets cold I just hop over to a...

Oh yea, when it gets cold I just hop over to a nice beautiful location to bike, take in the views, and enjoy myself for the winter months. Oh wait, I have a full time location based job and need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,854
Posted By firebird854

I kudos nearly everything, my typical exception...

I kudos nearly everything, my typical exception is small commutes.

Interesting all the hate for zwifting, do you real feel it's cheating or something? For an amount of time put in it's often...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,148
Posted By firebird854

I am not an engineer but one has to be designed...

I am not an engineer but one has to be designed to withstand the jarring impacts mountain biking can impart, have the ability to flex with suspension system, and keep functioning through whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By firebird854

The best upgrade you can do is a change of...

The best upgrade you can do is a change of wheelset, if you're really trying to min-max the bike, an $800 wheelset on an $800 bike would be a great upgrade. In my honest opinion however, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,519
Posted By firebird854

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero...

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero wheels on it to achieve nearly the same performance of a vastly more expensive bike... hmm I wonder who would do that...
...
07-24-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,154
Posted By firebird854

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph...

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph averager to being able to do sub 5 hour centuries solo without aero bars, races, etc. in about a year and a half. It took around 10 hours of training per...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By firebird854

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm...

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm super cursed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,683
Posted By firebird854

I went from a rimbrake carbon Tarmac Expert to a...

I went from a rimbrake carbon Tarmac Expert to a disc brake Emonda ALR frame+custom build. I couldn't be happier and the ride quality is essentially the same (it helps when you also run carbon...
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