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  • #351 by McKdaddy on 08 Feb 2018
  • We have our annual "training camp" coming up March 2-4 in Fayetteville.  We call it a training camp, but in Tulsa we can pretty much ride year-round, so it's an excuse for guys to make a roadie for some fellowship and riding in hillier terrain than we get in Tulsa.  We stay at the Mt Sequoyah lodge in Fayetteville, and ride out from there.

    We'll all ride Friday afternoon, Sat morning, and Sunday morning.  The stronger guys -- not me -- will ride again after lunch Saturday.
  • #352 by hawgrunner on 08 Feb 2018
  • We have our annual "training camp" coming up March 2-4 in Fayetteville.  We call it a training camp, but in Tulsa we can pretty much ride year-round, so it's an excuse for guys to make a roadie for some fellowship and riding in hillier terrain than we get in Tulsa.  We stay at the Mt Sequoyah lodge in Fayetteville, and ride out from there.

    We'll all ride Friday afternoon, Sat morning, and Sunday morning.  The stronger guys -- not me -- will ride again after lunch Saturday.

    I ride year round too!  8)
  • #353 by McKdaddy on 09 Feb 2018
  • I ride year round too!  8)


    How do I use the ďignoreĒ feature?
     ;)
  • #354 by HawgPilot on 16 Feb 2018
  • Selling my Parlee TT if anyone is interested.  I'm keeping my road bike but this needs to be ridden.  Asking $5000 if anyone is interested.
  • #355 by McKdaddy on 08 Apr 2018
  • Iím interested in replacing my 520 w/ the Element. But it appears there is no auto-sync/transfer of data to Garmin Connect (where I maintain all cycling/non-cycling workout data) from the Element or Wahooís app, though there used to be.

    I like to keep things relatively simple, like having auto-sync. Anyone have feedback on transferring data from rides w/ the Element to GC?
  • #356 by hawgrunner on 09 Apr 2018
  • Iím interested in replacing my 520 w/ the Element. But it appears there is no auto-sync/transfer of data to Garmin Connect (where I maintain all cycling/non-cycling workout data) from the Element or Wahooís app, though there used to be.

    I like to keep things relatively simple, like having auto-sync. Anyone have feedback on transferring data from rides w/ the Element to GC?

    Can you have it sync to Strava then have your Strava linked to GC?
  • #357 by McKdaddy on 09 Apr 2018
  • Can you have it sync to Strava then have your Strava linked to GC?


    That should work. But what data quality would I get on GC syncs from Strava? I ask b/c I consider GC to be my correct data. It is my hub for all workout data.

     However, data sent to Strava tends to be 0.1 to 0.2 mph slower than what my Garmin device records (not always slower, but slower moreso than the same mph or higher...almost never higher mph). But Thursday night of last week took the cake....my Garmin 520 had me at 18.0, which when synced over as 17.6!!

    Lord knows how much my data might get twisted around as it goes from the Element to Strava then to GC.

    Thanks for the suggestion, HR.
  • #358 by hawgrunner on 10 Apr 2018
  • why not get a newer Garmin like the 800 series....
    I love my Edge 800.
  • #359 by McKdaddy on 10 Apr 2018
  • I liken Garmin to the early days of the iPhone....it was way ahead of everyone else for a few years, but recently the others are the ones innovating more and bringing new things to phones (generally speaking). I say that as one who likes each of the Garmin workout/gps watches Iíve owned (including my current one) and each cycling device. But over the last 2 years Garmin is now the one playing catch-up and Iím interested in exploring other brands.

    Iím not for sure going to change brands, but others out there are doing more interesting things that Garmin has to copy.
  • #360 by McKdaddy on 10 Apr 2018
  • The 520 isnít exactly old. The 500 was the oldest one of the 500 series (came out many moons ago), the 510 is also many years  old (but was considered innovative at the time due to it being touch-based). The 520 only came out 2 years ago and for reasons that escapes me is still considered amongst the best devices on the market.
  • #361 by McKdaddy on 10 Apr 2018
  • As for updating to another Garmin, their cycling lineup looks like it is way overdue an overhaul. Theyíve had the same or similer appearance & form-feel in the 500 & 800 series since the 510 came out. Garmin overhauled its watches last year, so I think the cycling devices should be on their radar. I donít want to commit to a new Garmin if a change is coming to catch-up w/ the competition.
  • #362 by hawgrunner on 10 Apr 2018
  • As for updating to another Garmin, their cycling lineup looks like it is way overdue an overhaul. Theyíve had the same or similer appearance & form-feel in the 500 & 800 series since the 510 came out. Garmin overhauled its watches last year, so I think the cycling devices should be on their radar. I donít want to commit to a new Garmin if a change is coming to catch-up w/ the competition.

    Good point...


    check this out...(if you haven't already reviewed it)
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/best-bike-gps-2017-garmin-wahoo.html
  • #363 by McKdaddy on 11 Apr 2018
  • Good point...


    check this out...(if you haven't already reviewed it)
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/best-bike-gps-2017-garmin-wahoo.html

    Thanks for the link.
  • #364 by McKdaddy on 18 Apr 2018
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  • #366 by McKdaddy on 19 Apr 2018
  • Something I'd like Garmin to incorporate, that I like that other brands do, is to be able to change settings, screen fields, etc. via the app on the phone, rather than having to do so on the Garmin device.  When some buddies showed me last fall how their Lezyne and Wahoo could do that, I fell in love, and wondered why in the hell Garmin wasn't allowing us to do that.
  • #367 by McKdaddy on 20 Apr 2018
  • Something I'd like Garmin to incorporate, that I like that other brands do, is to be able to change settings, screen fields, etc. via the app on the phone, rather than having to do so on the Garmin device.  When some buddies showed me last fall how their Lezyne and Wahoo could do that, I fell in love, and wondered why in the hell Garmin wasn't allowing us to do that.

    Also, Iíve been continually disappointed with the Garmin app and the online interface.  Another example where the 800# gorilla only has to give you what he wants to.

    /rant

    .......maybe
  • #368 by hawgrunner on 20 Apr 2018
  • Also, Iíve been continually disappointed with the Garmin app and the online interface.  Another example where the 800# gorilla only has to give you what he wants to.

    /rant

    .......maybe

    on-line interface.... you talking about the website?
    I don't use the app. so can't say much there,  8)
  • #369 by McKdaddy on 20 Apr 2018
  • on-line interface.... you talking about the website?
    I don't use the app. so can't say much there,  8)

    Yes, the site. It could be so much better, particularly route-mapping, something Garmin should excel at. Itís functional and I am able to map out our various club rides for club for the A-, B-, & C-groups, but Garmin should look at the things Map My Ride does well.

    Do you really not use the Garmin app, HR? The first thing I do when I hit ďsaveĒ on my device is to open the app to see the data that BTíd over, such as heart rate data & related graph, avg cadence, etc. But Iím a data nerd by trade. Iíve resisted thus far getting a PM b/c that data would REALLY consume my time.
  • #370 by hawgrunner on 21 Apr 2018
  • Yes, the site. It could be so much better, particularly route-mapping, something Garmin should excel at. Itís functional and I am able to map out our various club rides for club for the A-, B-, & C-groups, but Garmin should look at the things Map My Ride does well.

    Do you really not use the Garmin app, HR? The first thing I do when I hit ďsaveĒ on my device is to open the app to see the data that BTíd over, such as heart rate data & related graph, avg cadence, etc. But Iím a data nerd by trade. Iíve resisted thus far getting a PM b/c that data would REALLY consume my time.

    For my Edge 800 I've got all my data right there broken down into 7 pages
    page 1 time, speed, distance, time of day,
    page 2 Heart Rate, Cadence, Calories, Temp. & Grade.
    page 3 avg. Cad, avg HR, avg. speed
    page 4 speed, distance avg speed broken down by past mile
    page 5 is my map/navigation page
    page 6 shows my virtual partner data
    page 7 Elevation data page

    When mapping a route to upload to the Edge 800 via my usb cable I use "Ride with GPS"
    https://ridewithgps.com/
    I create my ride then export the file in TCX format.
  • #371 by McKdaddy on 21 Apr 2018
  • Makes sense

    Iíve got only 6 pages of data on my device. I prefer to look at the data on the app or online after a ride where I can scroll across particular segments to look at my cadence or speed or HR, and I like to highlight certain parts of a ride to pull out data from it for comparison to a previous time riding that area. The device is good for ďat a glanceĒ after a ride, no doubt.
  • #372 by McKdaddy on 21 Apr 2018
  • What is this usb cable you speak of?   ;)

    I map from GC b/c my MB Pro can BT the created route to my 520. A lot of my buddies like Ride w/ GPS. Actually, most seem to use RwGPS.
  • #373 by McKdaddy on 21 Apr 2018
  • I need to be fair and praise Garmin for what theyíve done well. They were the earliest adopter of BT data and map transfers to and from the device, your phone app, computer, etc.. Spotty w/ the 510 (the debut device for BT functionality), but solid w/ those that followed.
  • #374 by McKdaddy on 21 Apr 2018
  • Any additional cyclists on Hogville??  HR, you and I should be mods for this forum, to of course moderate only ourselves, it seems.
  • #375 by hawgrunner on 21 Apr 2018
  • What is this usb cable you speak of?   ;)

    My EDGE800 isn't Bluetooth so upload via usb.
  • #376 by McKdaddy on 21 Apr 2018
  • My EDGE800 isn't Bluetooth so upload via usb.

    I know, HR. I know. I thought my winky face gave it away.
  • #377 by hawgrunner on 21 Apr 2018
  • I know, HR. I know. I thought my winky face gave it away.

    I was watching baseball today and lost focus!  :)
  • #378 by McKdaddy on 22 Apr 2018
  • I was watching baseball today and lost focus!  :)

    Go Padres!
  • #379 by hawgrunner on 23 Apr 2018
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  • #381 by hawgrunner on 24 Apr 2018
  • Seems like a daily thing in the news, ugh.

    I'm riding all the time close to cars and trucks but I think in San Diego people are more aware of us with all the riders and bike lanes.
  • #382 by McKdaddy on 24 Apr 2018
  • I'm riding all the time close to cars and trucks but I think in San Diego people are more aware of us with all the riders and bike lanes.

    Agreed. I ride annually in CO on vacation. The locals are alert to cyclists, but when I get squeezed or buzzed closely there, itís always by an out of state plate.  >:(
  • #383 by hawgrunner on 14 May 2018
  • How many miles for Cassette, Chainring and Chain before replacement?
  • #384 by McKdaddy on 14 May 2018
  • Hmm, Iím not sure on the cass & chainring. My honest answer would be when my bike shop tells me it needs to be done b/c I donít know. Iíve owned my bike a bit over 4 years and am on my 3rd of each (the first replacement was to change out the gearing to gain another ring or 2 for climbing, and I did this after a year of ownership, thus the originals were still in good shape). The second change occurred early this spring b/c they were getting worn....so, maybe 3 years in this instance.

    Same for the chain, as far as doing so when the shop says it is getting stretched.

    #NoHelpAtAll
  • #385 by hawgrunner on 15 May 2018
  • I replaced my chain over the weekend and now getting that slippage when putting a load on the crank, but never replaced that cassette or chainring in 6 years and I put about 2k miles a year in.  :o
  • #386 by McKdaddy on 15 May 2018
  • never replaced that cassette or chainring in 6 years and I put about 2k miles a year in.  :o


    6 years? Time's up, my friend, ha/ha.
  • #387 by hawgrunner on 15 May 2018

  • 6 years? Time's up, my friend, ha/ha.

    yep, I have about 14K miles on it.  8)

    here's the replacement.
    https://www.performancebike.com/shop/shimano-105-cs-5700-10-speed-cassette-50-7938
  • #388 by hawgrunner on 17 May 2018
  • As apart of National Bike to Work Week!
    We had Bike to Work today here in San Diego, but tomorrow is the day for NWA area, great day to get out and ride.

    https://www.bikenwa.org/

    Quote
    To get you going on Bike to Work Day (5/18), we'll be set up at locations all along the Razorback Greenway from 7-9AM with free coffee & goodies:
    Bentonville: Greenway at SE 3rd Street
    Rogers: Greenway at Einstein Bros. Bagels
    Springdale: Greenway at Phat Tire Bike Shop
    Fayetteville: Greenway at Arsaga's at The Depot
  • #389 by McKdaddy on 31 May 2018
  • I realize this thread's seemingly only active participants are a guy from San Diego and from Tulsa (hello!), but I'll ask anyway......

    Tulsa Tough is a week away (next Friday-Sunday, the 8-10th of June).  Anyone racing or planning on attending to watch the crits.  Anyone riding the fondos?
  • #390 by hawgrunner on 01 Jun 2018
  • I realize this thread's seemingly only active participants are a guy from San Diego and from Tulsa (hello!), but I'll ask anyway......

    Tulsa Tough is a week away (next Friday-Sunday, the 8-10th of June).  Anyone racing or planning on attending to watch the crits.  Anyone riding the fondos?

    http://tulsatough.com/site/sections/1

    That looks fun!
  • #391 by hawgrunner on 15 Jun 2018
  • Had a jacked-up chain link on the bike and replaced the section and used KMC's MissingLink to connect them...
    anyone ever used KMC's products before?
  • #392 by McKdaddy on 15 Jun 2018
  • Had a jacked-up chain link on the bike and replaced the section and used KMC's MissingLink to connect them...
    anyone ever used KMC's products before?


    No experience w/ it, HR.
  • #393 by hawgrunner on 16 Jun 2018

  • No experience w/ it, HR.

    Two short rides with them installed so far so good...
  • #394 by hawgrunner on 01 Jul 2018
  • TOUR DE FRANCE PREVIEW 2018

  • #395 by McKdaddy on 03 Jul 2018
  • Would like to Quintana fulfill some potential. Lot of potential alpha dogs on his team should he falter.
  • #396 by McKdaddy on 03 Jul 2018
  • Also, interested to follow the career of young Bernal on Sky. He impressed in Tour de Cali.
  • #397 by McKdaddy on 03 Jul 2018
  • Lastly, following a pro or 2-3 on strava is fun. Crazy seeing their stats.
  • #398 by hawgrunner on 03 Jul 2018
  • Lastly, following a pro or 2-3 on strava is fun. Crazy seeing their stats.

    I've seen your pace as of late on strava...blowing my wheels off.  8)
  • #399 by McKdaddy on 03 Jul 2018
  • I've seen your pace as of late on strava...blowing my wheels off.  8)

    Thank you, HR. Iím happy to have gotten faster and am glad to be pushing myself. But Iím in between groups.....the b-group is a slower pace than Iíd like and the a-group is awfully taxing to keep up with. With the a-group Iím bitching internally during the rides, spending way too much time in hr zones 4 & 5, and getting dropped as equally as Iím finishing w/ the group. It feels rewarding when I finish w/ the a-group, but also less fun b/c of how much Iím having to work.
  • #400 by hawgrunner on 03 Jul 2018
  • Thank you, HR. Iím happy to have gotten faster and am glad to be pushing myself. But Iím in between groups.....the b-group is a slower pace than Iíd like and the a-group is awfully taxing to keep up with. With the a-group Iím bitching internally during the rides, spending way too much time in hr zones 4 & 5, and getting dropped as equally as Iím finishing w/ the group. It feels rewarding when I finish w/ the a-group, but also less fun b/c of how much Iím having to work.

    I'm solo riding 75% of the time and the other 25% is with one other person and she' doesn't mine my slower pace.

    Group rides do help push ya to the next level.
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