After using Zwift for a few weeks I can say I am still impressed. For the first 2 weeks I used Zwift with a Heart Rate, Speed Sensor and Cyclops Fluid 2 Trainer. In this time the only frustration I would have are during sprints the software would detect wheel slippage and I would lose 2 seconds for everything to come back as it wouldn’t register power for that time.
The solution came when a year of saving up payed off.
I got my Stages Power Meter!
Now the tire slippage doesn’t matter anymore. Zwift is reading directly from the power meter. I didn’t buy the Stages power meter for zwift. This was planned for over a year. I am very happy with it for the 2 weeks I have had the power meter indoors as well as outdoors. This has definitely taken away my frustrations with Zwift.
So far in Zwift I have racked up a few achievements and new gear. The Facebook group Zwift Riders is the place to be for discussions. Zwift changes the dynamic of riding indoors for me so much that I even run it when I am doing a trainer video and over lay the video on the left side of the screen.
Posted: January 30, 2015 in Reviews
Tags: Trainer, Zwift
I received a great email today. Welcome to Zwift beta!
As soon as I got home for work I installed the software and set up my bike sensors. This was painless.
Then I set up my avatar and started riding. It was a rest day so I said to myself I’ll just tool around for a while.
Ha That didn’t happen.
No less than two minuets in I was going for a KOM! I can see this as a great way of beating the winter blues on the trainer. I will report back when I have more time in the saddle with Zwift.
So much for a rest day.
Just started training again. I was inspired by looking at my 2012 Gran Fondo New York pictures. I was a machine!
Hitting Cyclo 90 hard core again. I am hoping for a great year. I am already registered for an MS ride in May and a Gran Fondo in September!
Posted: December 30, 2012 in Reviews
Tags: Bar tape, Cinelli
Cinelli Gel Bar Tape
An update to the post. After living with this tape for about 2000 miles. I still like it. It is holding up well. I think I will replace it in the spring just to make the bike look pristine again. Other than te white getting dirty it is still in great condition.
Quick review on the new bar tape I installed today. My only comparision is to the original tape that was on my bike so I son’t have much to compare to.
I purchased the tape and had my LBS show me how to install it. It worked out great. The tape was very stretchy so it was easy to wrap. The back of the tape has an adhesive strip and it also included a ribbon for each brake housing, finishing tape and end plugs. The tape feels nice and cushy and I think it will absorb the road vibration with no problem. Today I only tried it out on the trainer and it was very comfortable. I’ll update after I get some long rides on the tape.
After living with the Sprocket Rocket for about 6 months I can recommend it. It is super fast to mount on the load bars and quick to get your bike on. My only complaint is the skewer will spin if your bike isn’t in the rack unless you screw it all the way in which will make it take longer to put your bike in. It is just a pet peeve and don’t effect anything or you can’t tell the skewer is rattling when driving.
Here is a short video update right after the last one. As you can see it was extremly tough!