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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. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Correct.
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    G'day. The trainer slider: ERG Mode Video:
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    Garmin advice

    The Edge 520 will get you all the Vector metrics and goodness. It isn't touch screen, it has seven buttons, but it just works for most people.
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    Zwift National Championships

    Links? There's not a lot of them out and about. I'm keen to read what others think about the unit.
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    Zwift National Championships

    Fudging a smart trainer or power meter to read high is a trivial task on most units. Fudging the numbers to match your personal (real world verifiable) best is also trivial. I love the platform and what it's doing to inject (for lack of a better term) life into the indoor/training space. We're a light years away from the technology that'll allow people to roll around 'winning' anything from their own homes. Alex nailed it - trainertainment.
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    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.
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    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)
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    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)
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

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

    Yes....ish. You might beed a few things. (wowa, that's a big thumbnail)
  12. gplama

    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)
  13. gplama

    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.
  14. gplama

    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
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    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.
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