Cycling in BC with friends Cycling in BC with friends

Okanagan + Surrounding Areas Knox Mnt Hill Climb Tuesday, May 15 2018 Distance: 3k Start: 6:40pm, registration opens at 5:30pm Cost: $5 + BC race license   BC Provincial Championship Events Saturday, May 26 2018 – Time Trial (Elite, Masters) Where: Langley Sunday, May 27 2018 – Road Race (Elite, Masters) Where: Abbotsford   Okanagan…

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Zwift world power vs real data Zwift world power vs real data

I began using Zwift late last year for offseason riding. In a way, it is my winter group ride replacement. I use a classic magneto trainer with a Garmin speed, heart rate and cadence sensor, which do the trick for me. Because I know the speed I’m pedalling, and since the resistance of the trainer…

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How to get your virtual host MAMP Server (Mac Apache, PHP, and MySQL) up and running again after upgrading to the latest macOS. Mac High Sierra (as of this post). After upgrading the macOS and navigating to the directory of my localhost website, this is what I see. Instead of showing the webpage it is supposed…

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People love to point out that I’m riding Zwift Power – which simply means that Zwift is estimating the watts that I’m generating by comparing my speedometer sensor, cadence sensor and type of trainer. Zwift is multiplayer game for cyclists. It works by displaying an Avatar of you cycling as you pedal away on your…

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Canyon Aeroad CF SLX-014

With riders publishing their stats to Strava and Garmin Connect, among other places, it’s becoming easier than ever to understand the gains available to cyclists. And more importantly to this post, it affords us the ability to compare real world aerodynamic performance with the claims made via wind tunnel testing. According to data released by…

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David Miller Time Trialist

Welcome to part 2 of how cycling aerodynamics effects the real world. This article will look at body position, training and most importantly how these translate into real results for you. Introduction – Why I’m posting on this. Part 1 – Aero gains for clothing Let’s begin. The Perfect Body Position for Aero Savings Aerodynamic…

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Mark Cote and Chris Yu Mark Cote and Chris Yu

The study of aerodynamics is a science, but when it comes to cycling it can be a bit of a black art. Go to any bike shop and you will see options from aero frames, aero helmets, aero bars, aero wheels, aero clothes, and the list goes on. But it’s unclear which of these offers…

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Thank you to Steve Whitmore for sharing this Benotto catalogue from 1979. This is part of the attempt to document all pre 1985 Benotto models. Hopefully this will help others identify or restore their 1979 models. Here are links to the PDF versions of these files: Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 1 of 12 Benotto Catalogue 1979…

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What is it about some designs that they become more beautiful as time goes on. The same could be said of some artists, and some musicians and some songs. It’s true too of some humans. I think of Mahatma Ghandi or Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela. If there is one consistent theme to this blog,…

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