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About gplama

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    Who is Betty Ford anyway?

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    2010
  1. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    I'd assume it takes your best 20min power from that ride and * 0.95. It'll be a ballpark figure. Many wars have been waged over who's correct and who's more correct when it comes to FTP estimation. I've always found this step test protocol to be close enough for me to work with.
  2. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    I'll bury this here... it's kind of on topic. Zwift on AppleTV just released this week. Here's the A to Z. (I couldn't call it 'Everything you need to know' as Ray already called his video that)
  3. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    The riders (and runners) with screens in front of them are doing workouts of some kind using workout mode. In-game leaderboards are a rolling 60 minute window (not to take away anything from getting 125th)
  4. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Confirming.... and departing. I've copped so much misguided anger over this today.
  5. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    $20 Aussie for new accounts as of today. Same price for existing accounts for the next 12 months (Grandfathered), then it's $20/month. - New users, there is no price increase, the price is what it is. $20. - Existing users: No impact for 12 months. My God some people have lost their shit over this though. And that's putting it nicely. Value is different for everyone. If people are using multi-billion dollar communication infrastructure, with a belly full of food, while being warm in their homes, to complain about a few dollars..... what a time to be alive! I've said it a few times now. Zwift need to charge me double. I ride it daily.
  6. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Yes....ish. You might beed a few things. (wowa, that's a big thumbnail)
  7. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Press and hold U turn for it to activate, it's not a standard button. Or if you're on Richmond, there is no U-Turn. (Unless you pick up your bike and face the other way in your pain cave)
  8. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    The wheel circumference 173 is only for pairing to third party head units such as Garmin. The MyETraining stuff defaults to 2070 (iirc?) and is correct within their software.
  9. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Arrrh.. yes. The Direto 'spindown' is a little different to the standard FE-C spindown (Yep, that's ANT+). Calibration Procedure Of The Internal Power Sensor On Drivo-Direto-Kura -> https://goo.gl/126c6g
  10. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    It can take a few sessions for Zwift to recognise there's a compatible trainer connected with 'spindown' features. It also requires pairing over FE-C. But... it also seems that feature / code is under cooked for some trainers. Use the trainer manufacturer app for calibration if that one isn't playing ball.
  11. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Direct drive still needs calibration/spindows, although not every ride. Some only every month or so. *If you're using the power reported from the trainer. If you're using a power meter on the bike, no need to worry. 173mm is the flywheel size you'd enter into a Garmin, Wahoo, or other head unit if you're recording indoor workouts that way. Zwift, MyETraining, etc, use the defaults. (Zwift doesn't use trainer speed at all, it's all power).
  12. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    That'll get you up and running using zPower. Zwift's answer to Virtual Power, where it'll do an ok-ish job of calculating power from the speed curve of the KK Road Machine. If you're buying new, get sensors that are dual ANT+/Bluetooth. They'll come in handy if you want to connect to Bluetooth only head units (iPhone, iPad, etc).
  13. Wahoo Kickr

    That's a Kickr Gen 1. Still a solid performer, even better with recent firmware updates that switch away from the strain gauge power meter. Depending on the kms - A replacement belt, cassette shims, new chevon stickers to tidy it up, it'd be a good unit.
  14. Bkool Trainer

    They tell me it's real (Eurobike last week). The concept 'art' released today shows a much BIGGER unit. There's a few 'First Look' posts about it.. by people who haven't seen or ridden it. I'm waiting to see the real thing, and see someone on it. It looks nice.... and fragile. Let's see.
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