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    Sorry I haven't been around, but I haven't been...

    Sorry I haven't been around, but I haven't been on zwift in over a month and cancelled my subscription (although it hasn't actually ran out yet).

    I'm probably slower than I was a month ago too....
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    Breezy out there yesterday and a little cold but...

    Breezy out there yesterday and a little cold but the dirt was nice. We have a 3 day gravel race thing coming up this weekend, more team time trial format though to keep people apart. So anyway I...
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    Oh fun more xc tire chat. You've got the "really...

    Oh fun more xc tire chat. You've got the "really fast but barely any grip" tires like the aspen, thunder burt, etc, that are good on really smooth hardpack and non technical stuff, and then the "ok...
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    They've had tubeless ready versions of the...

    They've had tubeless ready versions of the performance line tires for a few years now, it's what i went with on my hardtail because I didn't want to buy $92 tires. I was pretty happy with the $62...
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    I put a 2.3 dhf on the front of my hei hei pretty...

    I put a 2.3 dhf on the front of my hei hei pretty shortly after I got it because I sliced open a stock rekon. Then sliced the other one and put a nobby nic I had on the back. I definitely notice the...
  6. Thread: Ask the experts

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    The GX cassette (xg-1275) is a good amount...

    The GX cassette (xg-1275) is a good amount cheaper, like 215 msrp vs 385 for xo1. The xo1 cassette is a lot nicer and lighter though. The main cassette is all machined from one piece vs a bunch of...
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    The entry Salsa Journeyman and Kona rove are...

    The entry Salsa Journeyman and Kona rove are under 1k. You're getting claris 2x8 though, which is, uh, not so great along with pretty basic brake calipers, and non tubeless ready wheels.
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    Which model brakes? I just ordered some guide rsc...

    Which model brakes? I just ordered some guide rsc levers for my hei hei, which came with guide R. They've been bled twice and gotten new pads since I got it in august and they're still really...
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    Well now this thread is ruined for the next 3...

    Well now this thread is ruined for the next 3 days too.
  10. Thread: Ask the experts

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    What's your favorite chamois cream?

    What's your favorite chamois cream?
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    For bigger rides I try to be prepared for more...

    For bigger rides I try to be prepared for more than one flat tire, so an actual pump, patch kit, sometimes two spare tubes. Going to 40mm tubeless tires has cut down on flats for me a lot at least....
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    Removing a chain to fully degrease and hot wax it...

    Removing a chain to fully degrease and hot wax it seems a little excessive to me. And might result in popping a quick link out on a ride if they're not replaced on a regular basis. Also my...
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    I didn't really look that closely but dissector...

    I didn't really look that closely but dissector has that option and it was like the first tire i clicked on.

    60tpi being mostly exo and 120 exo+ is a trend i hadn't noticed though.

    And I wonder...
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    There are also 120tpi exo tires. and 120tpi non...

    There are also 120tpi exo tires. and 120tpi non exo tires. and 60tpi exo+ tires.
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    Yeah specifics of what's wrong would be good....

    Yeah specifics of what's wrong would be good. You're sure it's the transmission and not like a clutch related thing? Or driveshaft or rear diff? Or shift linkage? Do some but not all of the gears...
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    It would actually have more effect in open mode....

    It would actually have more effect in open mode.

    What LSC does is help the spring slow down and stop during compressions caused mostly by weight transfer. So braking, berms, pumping in a corner,...
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    Sometimes there are gravel routes in trailforks...

    Sometimes there are gravel routes in trailforks but it's pretty limited. I've put a good amount of stuff in there around here though.

    When I'm trying to figure something out at home I use caltopo....
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    The rogue hoe mini mcloed thing is pretty rad....

    The rogue hoe mini mcloed thing is pretty rad. Digs and cuts much better, but doesn't smooth and rake and move dirt as well. I don't find myself grabbing the regular mcloed very often these days now...
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    6-7" cuff is the right sock height. I'm really...

    6-7" cuff is the right sock height.

    I'm really liking having power and accurate hr when I'm riding the smart trainer and am trying to track down a power meter for the road bike now (stages for...
  20. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I ordered a kmc last week and there were plenty...

    I ordered a kmc last week and there were plenty available, but those gold x11s are a little pricey.
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    Oh, it can work. I had a weird thing happen...

    Oh, it can work.


    I had a weird thing happen tonight. We're doing a local race series, which starts at 6:15. I hit "join meetup" at about 6:08 and it put me in innsbruck with you guys, but just...
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    At the same w/kg the person doing more actual...

    At the same w/kg the person doing more actual watts will go slightly faster. Especially on flat ground, and especially with bigger differences in weight. Like a 50kg person doing 100w and a 100kg...
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    Yeah I'm finding adz to be really good for...

    Yeah I'm finding adz to be really good for threshold/ftp workouts- you're already probably riding at about that effort, might as well make it a 2x20 or something. Tour of fire and ice is good because...
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    That's going to be boring as fuck and not...

    That's going to be boring as fuck and not accomplish much.

    Just pick routes, ride them at a moderate pace, and maybe push a little on the climbs. That will be much more interesting than mindlessly...
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    Did all the haute route stages, think I'm sick of...

    Did all the haute route stages, think I'm sick of epic kom for awhile. Completely blew up on adz today, but saw that coming after doing like a best 20min and staying with the lead group to the bottom.
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    Did stage 1 of haute route yesterday, it was...

    Did stage 1 of haute route yesterday, it was hard. Not really looking forward to stage 2 today.
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    How about blue? 364944

    How about blue?

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    Have seen the same truck in the lot twice in a...

    Have seen the same truck in the lot twice in a week with snow chains. Which, I guess if you're worried and the road is bad, fine. But yesterday the drive up was on dry gravel.
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    It was fairly nice in town this afternoon ...

    It was fairly nice in town this afternoon

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  30. Remember that scene in die hard 2?

    Remember that scene in die hard 2?
  31. FS: Pearl Izumi pro insulated jacket, new interval cargo bibs (size M)

    Have a couple of pretty recently purchased things that don't quite fit me right.

    First, PI's Pro Insulated Jacket, size Medium, $110 shipped

    I got this in oct or nov. Polartec alpha insulation,...
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    Zwift is testing some changes to groups/drafting,...

    Zwift is testing some changes to groups/drafting, it might be causing other issues. Yesterday I did a tdz make up ride and the time splits and placings were all messed up and there didn't really...
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    The full lineup ...

    The full lineup

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CLUeEzisFyn/
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    https://zwiftpower.com/ It tracks results for...

    https://zwiftpower.com/

    It tracks results for official events. Used to be 3rd party but zwift owns it now. The nice thing is that it will filter and disqualify most cheaters, sandbaggers, and...
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    No not yet, more than 2 hours just seems to take...

    No not yet, more than 2 hours just seems to take extra commitment. Have regular pretzel, four horsemen, big foot hills out of the longest ones.

    Did tour of fire and ice again today, it's a great...
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    DT swiss pricing through q is pretty good. I've...

    DT swiss pricing through q is pretty good. I've been eyeing the xrc1501s, the 30mm wide carbon xc wheel with 240 hubs. I think not much more than LB rims to 240s.
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    I just have the sock height slider to the max....

    I just have the sock height slider to the max. Triathlete height is either nothing/ankle or compression socks up to the knee.

    Having not done any of tdz I decided to do some make up rides today,...
  38. Thread: Great Falls, MT

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    Last time I was there I heard anyone could borrow...

    Last time I was there I heard anyone could borrow a costume and go swimming for $100.


    I considered it.
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    I just picked up the canyon to have something...

    I just picked up the canyon to have something marginally faster on the flats. Hard to beat the dtswiss wheels for, like, any purpose. Still no lightweights, but I've only been up adz 4 times.
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    There's something about erg mode too, it doesn't...

    There's something about erg mode too, it doesn't ever let you ease off just for a little bit. I built the workout myself in zwift the other day and thought my number was pretty conservative, as I'd...
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    Definitely worthwhile to add actual workouts into...

    Definitely worthwhile to add actual workouts into your riding, it's just important to not overdo it. The rest and recovery is a big part of training. Can't just do workouts every day, it's more like...
  42. Thread: Great Falls, MT

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    The trails along the river are fun to ride and...

    The trails along the river are fun to ride and there are some technical bits with exposure. Also watch out for the rattlesnakes. BUT, there isn't much else once you get tired of them unless you want...
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    Just stay there, it's right downtown near all the...

    Just stay there, it's right downtown near all the bars and a couple breweries. Ohare motor in I think it's called? There are definitely, uh, nicer hotels in that town though.

    One of my best...
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    This time of year I'm mostly just trying to ride...

    This time of year I'm mostly just trying to ride a reasonable amount to keep some base fitness and keeping the high intensity stuff down to like once a week, just because I feei like I still need a...
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    I used to live in Long Beach and would go to...

    I used to live in Long Beach and would go to LBGP. Usually just the GT cars saturday, so fun, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on beers. The corvettes sound the best.

    But if I won the...
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    Take a measurement, take the gauge off, and then...

    Take a measurement, take the gauge off, and then take another one. The difference is the amount you lose doing that. I have to stick my topeak on, take it off, and do it again multiple times to get a...
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    Heh, yeah that guy is fast but also kind of a...

    Heh, yeah that guy is fast but also kind of a dipshit. I can't handle watching his videos. "bro i totally would have won bro but..."
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    With a modern car "mashing" the brakes is...

    With a modern car "mashing" the brakes is generally the best option. ABS and VSC do a really good job at keeping a car straight and controllable and trying to moderate that yourself just adds one...
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    Well, i was talking about trees that fall down...

    Well, i was talking about trees that fall down across the trail.

    But anyway, as not a forest ecologist, it's my understanding that due to logging and poor management and fires and stuff parts of...
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    Unless you have specific permission by the land...

    Unless you have specific permission by the land managers/owners or your local trails organization, you should not be out there digging around on trails. Cutting out a small tree with a handsaw is...
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