Today June 2020

luka

Maximum Pace
Jan 13, 2015
1,833
1,510
143
another month has passed... stopped by a bike shop on my way from the office this evening to buy things I need to finish my ever-expanding maintenance project. I'm going to change all cables now, outer casings and inners, and while the fork is free from cables I wanna take the opportunity to check the steerer tube again, clean around the headset, replace some steerer spacers and check the torque on all the bolts etc. RD, cassette and chain are installed, so who knows, I might even get to ride the bike sometime soon
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
2,472
3,143
433
Miura, Japan
Another Day, Another 32k.
2.51 w/kg average for an hour..... and I got stomped!
I rode with David on Zwift - he had a 8km start since I decided to get lighter when he started riding. ;)
I jumped right in with him and off we went. A climb I killed him on a few weeks ago (by over a minute) he got me back today by about 30 seconds???
WTF - I was putting down a consistent 300w+ and he just walked away from me. No bubbles over his head, so no aeroboost or draft assist... he just whipped me. It took me probably about 15 minutes to close the gap and I watched his power number like a hawk... he let me catch him. Bastard! It was pretty much everything I wanted to give to catch him. Was there more in the tank? Yup... but I didn't want to hurt for the rest of the day.

Anyhow - he told me he took a rest day yesterday and was feeling super strong this morning... it is a small bandaid for my pride I guess. :D
The good news is I feel pretty good today. My legs are showing signs of being worn down, but still have quite a bit of life in them right now - so yeah...

Hopefully I will get a chance to return the ass whipping favor to David this week.
 

MattRyuu

Maximum Pace
Apr 23, 2019
263
232
63
43
Hate how Strava starts the week on Mondays in Japan. Da fun? Anyways...day 2 of new training program. AirCon didn't work in the bike trainer room. but SpaceForce with Steve Carell on Netflix did. Curiously close to USA reality these days. Yiiiiiikes.
 
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OreoCookie

Maximum Pace
Dec 2, 2017
1,165
864
143
43
Hate how Strava starts the week on Mondays in Japan. Da fun? Anyways...day 2 of new training program. AirCon didn't work in the bike trainer room. but SpaceForce with Steve Carell on Netflix did. Curiously close to USA reality these days. Yiiiiiikes.
It's too close for comfort for me, reality even unfunnies Steve Carell.
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
2,472
3,143
433
Miura, Japan
Another Day, Another 32k.
229w average over an hour. 2.69w/kg today.
Not much climbing - (only Box hill) and it wasn't until past half way I got tied up with a couple other riders that made it "fun" to hurt just a bit.
Other than box hill, the last 8km might have been the highest power output of the ride. Nice to finish the ride strong.
 

leicaman

Maximum Pace
Sep 20, 2012
2,871
2,677
133
Asakadai, Saitama
I haven’t been of zwift for a few days. Tried to go on there on Sunday to sort out a creak from my bb /crank area. I set the kickr to 300w erg mode, stood on the pedals. There was a crunching sound and slipping , almost like I was trying to change gear whilst putting the power down then there was a strange noise from the kickr and I lost erg mode.

I performed a little open heart surgery on it last night and after playing with the belt tension and position of the belt cover, everything seems to be back to normal (fingers crossed).

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Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
4,111
2,603
143
Kawasaki
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First mozzie bite of the year, on Upgrade Evening.

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Shimano RD-RX812 long-cage derailleur (handles up to 42T but only approved for use on 1x - I'm installing on a twin)
Shimano 11-40T 11S cassette
wtb Nano 40 tyres, recommended to me by a friend, and took weeks to get here
116-link chain, which turns out to not be long enough

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Wheels are now crying-out to be converted to tubeless. I may have to take the plunge too.

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As for the RD...

Good Q+A with a fella from Shimano here where they discuss the differences between the 1x and 2x derailleurs etc.
That's interesting and informative. Putting the "no" in ShimaNO. That's OK. Assos: covered.

Every combination seems to work fine except the max cross-chain - it stretches the cage out and then some, with accompanying groaning noises. Shoulda bought a 126-link chain, but didn't even think about that. I'll sort it out in a few days.

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New shiny bits. Yay!
 
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luka

Maximum Pace
Jan 13, 2015
1,833
1,510
143
ouch, RD parallel with the chainstay, that's something you don't often see
 
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bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
2,472
3,143
433
Miura, Japan
Another Day, Another 32k.
But absolutely not feeling it. I stayed under 2w/kg for about 10 minutes and thought about just riding outside half assed.
Then I thought I would just do 10km and call it quits.... then 20 minutes in my legs started to feel better, so I decided 20km would be the morning goal.
Still not really feeling it (but no longer 'not feeling it') I plugged away for a bit. At 40 minutes, I decided to just do an hour.
1 hour hit and i quit.
2.32 w/kg average for 33km. No satisfaction this morning. I just know I did what I needed to do to kickstart my day.
 
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Perfuro Martin

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Vendor
Mar 10, 2020
37
21
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Gold Coast Australia
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Hate how Strava starts the week on Mondays in Japan. Da fun? Anyways...day 2 of new training program. AirCon didn't work in the bike trainer room. but SpaceForce with Steve Carell on Netflix did. Curiously close to USA reality these days. Yiiiiiikes.
I think all of those programs do for some reason. Maybe so you do a late charge on the weekend to make the figures look good
 
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jdd

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Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
2,759
1,033
133
Kanazawa
Bottom of the pole, I guess, but my garmin calendar runs Sun-Sat.
 
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Cactaur

Maximum Pace
Feb 3, 2014
175
100
63
You can set the start day of the week on Garmin Connect
 

luka

Maximum Pace
Jan 13, 2015
1,833
1,510
143
I went for an easy spin up n down arakawa around 8:30 - 9:30. by the end of it, it was already so hot! anyway, if riding the river, weekdays are where it's at. weekends? maybe only very early in the morning. I might have gotten a bit of sunburn as well. no one to blame but myself for sittin on me arse for too long and before I know it it's June already
 
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Karl

Faster than molasses
Feb 7, 2011
882
900
113
Yokohama
I went for an easy spin up n down arakawa around 8:30 - 9:30. by the end of it, it was already so hot! anyway, if riding the river, weekdays are where it's at. weekends? maybe only very early in the morning. I might have gotten a bit of sunburn as well. no one to blame but myself for sittin on me arse for too long and before I know it it's June already
I love the hot weather...I just need someone to carry my water for me. Volunteers?