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  1. gplama

    Wind Trainer Reccomendation

    They move a lot of air. In a very neat profile (very direct. It doesn't spew air everywhere). They're $^2 though.
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    Wind Trainer Reccomendation

    Core seems the pick of the bunch from 2018. You'll need a cassette too, so it's not as cheap when you factor that in (+ tools if required). Purchase locally in the event you counter anything going screwy as has been reported with a few CORE/Kickr18 units.
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    With a display port to HDMI adapter... Some Macs have HDMI ports on the side. New ones have... well... yeah, you'll need an adapter for almost everything on the new ones (says me typing on a Mac with three f'king adapters hanging out of it)
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    Zwift Run

    The Milestone/zPod/thingy? I guess so. I wouldn't bother for distance/pacing, the 935 seems to do a good job itself. ZwiftRun needs a pedometer to know pace while on a treadmill - I don't see much use for them outside or linked to a watch (or phone). Then again, I'm only a cyclist.
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    Zwift Run

    The MyFitPod/Milestone/ZwiftPod is Bluetooth only. They're good once calibrated to the speed you run at. The ZwiftPod has a three-point calibration process/something. It's meant to be better now... but... I think Stryd has the tech sorted best for pods. Although it's still not killer accurate... and running with power doesn't appear to be slicing bread as Stryd would have hoped.
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    Power Meter Recommendations

    It was a few meters longer in my first test... but when I took off out of the driveway I couldn't steer that bastard and I hit the neighbour's car. (*that edit didn't make YouTube... and I hope the neighbour isn't reading this) I'll throw another vote in for the Assioma. The P1 on super-cheap-special would also be a solid option (literally solid, they're bricks.. but good data).
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    You're kind of screwing the pooch each way.... I'm not sure. Maybe a bike mechanic can chip in here on the 10<->11bike vs 11<->10bike
  8. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    It'll work, it'll grind and tick away in a few gears. Just grab a 10spd cassette (+spacer) and whack it on there. Gear selection does matter on the Kickr if you're getting specific about training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHUOhmG04M8
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    The formulas from the paper are posted wherever I've posted that step test. So your last completed stage was 325W, or 350W and when it stepped up to 375 that was game over? Let's go with the latter. 350*0.825: 288.75 ftp/threshold/whatevertheycallitthisweek Estimated best(?) 20 minute effort: 288.75*1.05: 303.18 *Just math from me here. I'm not a coach. I try to stay clear of shitfights as to what FTP means/is which eventually leads to personal insults of epic proportions. True story. See Slowtwitch!
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    It should be a selection option (enabled by default) on the workout screen
  11. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    It's done in ERG mode, so the course or gradients on screen don't factor in (SIM mode).
  12. gplama

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Due to Amazon (also) being pretty useless with technology, my links are only US based. OfficeWorks here in AU have the best deal I've seen on the three-pack. (Side note for those interested - Amazon affiliates need to create accounts for almost every market to get kickbacks... UK/EU/US/AU/etc... it's a total shitshow. That's why you'll see people put regional links. I only bother with US. Affiliate links with videos are super low traffic. Amazon also send paper cheques to non US affiliates which cost AU$25 and 28 days to process. One of the biggest tech companies in the world! hah!)
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    It could have been something screwing the pooch between you and the Zwift servers too. My video yesterday was about Google Wifi mesh... bloody brilliant stuff if you're looking to fix wifi drops and have solid coverage in the house.
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Cheers! If only YouTube had a heart and soul and thought the same..... (they booted me off last week... and reinstated me. fckers). It seems 100k subs is the threshold of existence for getting any support there. Doing my best to get there. We'll see how it goes.
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