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About gplama

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    Who is Betty Ford anyway?

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    Melbourne

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    2010

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  1. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    You'll remain on that course. If you sign up for an event on another course it'll switch courses to the event.
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    Garmin Vector Pedals - single vs dual / 2 vs 3

    I've had no L/R issues with the Assioma.
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    Garmin Vector Pedals - single vs dual / 2 vs 3

    5th to support the Assiomas. The Vector 3 out of the box can be screwed into a crank by holding the pedal body. I shit you not, they're so stiff it's insane. After 10 months I have a replacement set to 'test out'.... which I haven't installed. All while the original set of Assiomas are still on the bike and ticking along nicely. They also spin well.... *looks at the Vecor 3 with a bitchface* The P1 are great, but now looking a little outdated in size and weight. As for the L or L/R debate. It depends. If you're balance is wonky, LR. But if if either power meter is wonky then it's worse. L/R means two power meters - that need to be accurate. Twice the problems in some cases. I've had better 'accuracy' with a left only compared to a left/right where the right reads low. In a perfect world - Left/Right is better. The world isn't always perfect.
  4. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Power on the Companion App should be the same as on-screen. Maybe 1 second lag, max... Cadence.... should be 1:1 from your cadence sensor. Without a sensor it'll estimate cadence on screen but report "--". (Bonus round: With a cadence sensor that's broken reading 0rpm you'll scoot along like a motorbike without your legs turning. It'll confuse anyone you'll pass.)
  5. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    ^ The correct answer. Unless it's "I was wondering if I could have a few moments of your time to discuss Kickr vs Neo"..... then I've got all day to chat!
  6. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Great question. And I'll get about making a short tip video on this one. There's a "II" pause button on the bottom menu bar (press up arrow on PC/Mac) and one in the Companion App if you're running that at the same time you're on Zwift. Works well in solo workouts. Not so well for group workouts.
  7. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    You can't, and you can't. If you're doing an event and ride 2-3km before it, it'll split that first part into a separate ride. For cooldowns, yep, start a new ride. Course choices are only on start up (from what I can work out).
  8. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    If it's ANT+ drops then there's a few things to look at. 5mins49sec in to this video is a summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1WvBJbyJHM Also drop your dropout ride log.txt from /Documents/Zwift/logs into https://zwiftalizer.com/ and see if there's any major drops/screwups with the signals from your devices.
  9. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    That's all local, so it's Kickr and computer. Are you on AppleTV or iPad and using Bluetooth by any chance?
  10. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    There has been little movement there for a few years. I'm campaigning to clear the screen of all the clutter.. rider lists, leader boards, 1/3 of the screen covered with information overload. Zero success in having any influence there though..... so the Garmin/Elemnt/whatever still lives on the handlebars indoors.
  11. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Nope, not on the fly. You need to run a Garmin/Edge at the same time on your handlebars for that.
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Yeah, my arse is still recovering from doing the Alpe du Zwift on smart rollers. It's fun... but as you can't get up and stretch the gooch takes a pounding.
  13. gplama

    Why do you/don't you wear Hoka's?

    Arahi II - picked up for US$117 in SF. Love 'em. I'd buy more if they were this cheap in AU.
  14. gplama

    Chainless Bike

    My video on this from Eurobike just sailed passed 675k views.... which is insane for a product that'd shred in seconds (my wife actually messaged me to go break it while I was at the show... that's why she's my wife) It's super cool to look at and spin with your hands. I don't think we'll ever see someone spin this in anger with their legs.
  15. Cheers. I'm not all that interesting... but I think a few of the things I get my hands on are, so that's what it's all about now days. Ray and I have a continual flow of communication as we're doing very similar things from slightly different angles - He's well established in the multi-sport/tri market. I'm coming from an unhealthy obsession with ergos/TT/road racing and a Zwift addition. We both cross-over the same products often, but in a complementary way. This is why I'll always throw people towards his deep-dives and extensive comment section on articles. YouTube has been an amazing platform to jump on. I'd been 'blogging' for years... and all over social. Nothing comes near the current reach of YouTube though (hovering ~100,000 views/week). Back on topic - Unboxing. I've had a beast of a box arrive today...and to hell with you all, I'll unbox it! I promise I'll make it quick.
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