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by CptKernow
Mon Oct 14, 2019 21:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Debugging power dropouts
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Debugging power dropouts

Zwift actually comes up with three options to connect the trainer for power. I read that the ANT+ FE-C was the one to go for. Seems to be an issue that has mostly come up with Wahoo trainers.

Did a trial hour today and had no drop outs so don't know if it is fixed. Will have to see how it goes...
by CptKernow
Sun Oct 13, 2019 13:10 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Debugging power dropouts
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Debugging power dropouts

If you have a normal headunit such as a Garmin, have you tested to see if that suffers same dropouts? Same thing just occurred to me. Just discovered as I bought from Halfords there is 28 day returns policy - which I think runs out tomorrow. Think I'm going to try and exchange / get a refund and se...
by CptKernow
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Debugging power dropouts
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Debugging power dropouts

I've just got a Cycleops H2. It has generally great reviews, but there were some mentions of power dropouts in older models but apparently this was all fixed. Anyway, 4 weeks of light use I have experienced plenty of power dropouts on Zwift. Latest one was today - group ride - steady watts then I'm ...
by CptKernow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 15:07 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Velo Birmingham & Mids 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: Velo Birmingham & Mids 2020

Is the fast track entry worth paying the extra for? Registration is pretty close to the start so that's not a huge sell but I'd definitely want to go in the first waves as I'd be aiming for a quick time...
by CptKernow
Tue Sep 17, 2019 22:01 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Direct drive trainers
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Direct drive trainers

Just bought a Cycleops H2 from Halfords (price as above). Read plenty of reviews and posts - seems like no major problems and built to last. Also a high end bit of kit - built to compete with the Kickr / Neo, but now on sale. Not disappointed so far. Seems a little better than the Elite Direto I bor...
by CptKernow
Wed Sep 11, 2019 13:57 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Protecting shifters from sweat
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Protecting shifters from sweat

Thanks for the suggestions. A couple of years back when I had a rubbish fan I actually rotted through a pair of alloy bars which I used on the road too.

Sweatbands ordered - will see how that goes
by CptKernow
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Protecting shifters from sweat
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Protecting shifters from sweat

I'm looking at buying a new DD trainer which will prevent me using my current 10 speed Campag trainer bike. Therefore will be using one of my better bikes. However, given the state of my shifters and bars a few years back (inadequate fan??) I am looking at ways to protect my bike. I already have a s...
by CptKernow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Multi-day hygiene
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

Re: Multi-day hygiene

I'm a complete minger sometimes and wear the same shorts for several days in a row - never had any "issues". Make sure they dry out in between rides for sure though.

Also, lots of chamois creams are anti-bacterial aren't they?
by CptKernow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Turbo with accurate power
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: Turbo with accurate power

The Elite Direto is supposed to be around 2.5% accuracy and has good reviews (incl DC Rainmaker). I actually have a borrowed one in the garage at the moment. Only tried it once, didn't feel hugely better than my Tacx Bushido, but I'm assuming the accuracy (once calibrated) is way better. The Tacx wa...
by CptKernow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: First official TT - mildly disappointing
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: First official TT - mildly disappointing

Do yourself a favour and post over on timetriallingforum There are any number of people there who will help you out - much more knowledgeable than me or any of the other choppers on here :lol: If you ask nicely and post a picture of yourself, some of them will even give you pointers on making impro...
by CptKernow
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: First official TT - mildly disappointing
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: First official TT - mildly disappointing

Managed 24.40 last night on the same course. This time my avg watts were 260 (~4w/kg). Didn't use the power meter so much as a guide - just as a stick to make sure I didn't slack off. Power still came out very consistent and HR was more or less flat throughout... Still a bit disappointed as I though...
by CptKernow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22635

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Opposite for me. Fat b*stard, so was in the front group and dragged a load of twiglets for 40 miles, then got gearing issues in Ripley so got shelled there, and stuck in no-man's land between there and the bottom of Leith. Then cramped up on Box and rode to the finish on one leg :lol: 4:18 in the e...
by CptKernow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22635

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit! With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no? Definitely. At 67kg I think I stuck my nose in the wind about three times on the flats. Solo'd most of the Surry Hills, yo-yoing off the front...
by CptKernow
Mon Aug 05, 2019 17:26 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22635

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Personally I loved it but the mix of inexperienced and super-competitive riders is asking for trouble. Didn't see any crashes myself but when you have groups of 10+ riders heading into unfamiliar bends at full speed with random riders strung out across the road... something of a miracle. Plenty of r...
by CptKernow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22635

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Why do 40,000 have to trudge to Excel to take part in registration for this event? It is the back of beyond even for Londoners - never mind those who’ve travelled from much farther afield and then have the slog of going to the Docklands. It took me 3 hours before work today and is a TOTAL inconveni...
by CptKernow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: First official TT - mildly disappointing
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: First official TT - mildly disappointing

Cruff wrote:Train more


Guess that'd be the cheapest option!
by CptKernow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 09:52 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: First official TT - mildly disappointing
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: First official TT - mildly disappointing

Did the same course again yesterday. Did 24:56 this time which included a bit of a hold up in traffic. So, some improvement, but still a way to go. This time I didn't try to ride to a target power, I just tried to make sure I didn't drop below a certain number. Ended up at 256w avg - just under 4w/k...
by CptKernow
Thu Jul 25, 2019 15:40 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Oh For Crying Out Loud!
Replies: 38680
Views: 725518

Re: BREXIT - Meh.

Instead of making Labour attractive to a wide range of voters, he's done exactly the opposite. That he still thinks that that's a good way of winning an election shows what an absolute tool he is. If Labour had virtually anyone else as leader it would be hard to imagine how they wouldn't win a GE i...
by CptKernow
Thu Jul 25, 2019 15:28 pm
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Internal cable routing heinous crime by manufacturers
Replies: 39
Views: 21786

Re: Internal cable routing heinous crime by manufacturers

Re-cabling the frame is fairly fiddly, and it is massively annoying when you do the rear mech and find the cable is too short.

However, I have never faced anything that has made me want to kill everything as cabling a set of 3T bars.
by CptKernow
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22635

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

I did the 6:21 a few years back and it was a nightmare. Grouos of blokes who were reasonably fast on the flat but had clearly never ridden in a bunch before, especially not at speed. Saw two get-downs before we even left the Olympic Park, then an almighty crash which I avoided by the skin of my tee...

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