duminică, 5 februarie 2017

Garmin Cycling Club on Strava

Do you use a Garmin to record your hard work rides? Do you ride for fun? For a good health? Or maybe for a cause? 
Then you should be member of this club!


vineri, 3 februarie 2017

What a girl would say?

What a girl would say if you start to present yourself so:
Few times a week I like to go out on the road dressed in lycra. But this is not the reason I shave my legs. Dressed like this, willingly, I torment until I feel pain. And I don’t like to do it by myself but in a group. I share the pain with other men dressed in lycra. Usually, during the torment, we like to sit one behind the other. Although the position is bent over, sometimes our butt hurts but most often our legs hurt.
The rest is pure pleasure!
If the girl is still next to you, tell her that is only CYCLING!

And no, it's not a pink background. It's Giro d'Italia color! :)

miercuri, 13 aprilie 2016

Road tire width dimension


I searched on the Internet to find relevant information about the real tire dimensions mounted on different rims. Yes, are plenty information out there but not the needed one. So I choose to measure myself the tires that I have.

Those are the results:

700x28c Continental Grand Prix 4000S II (front): 29.40mm
Mounted on Giant PR-2 rim (20.73mm external rim widthl), pressure 7.7 bars (110 PSI)

700x25c Mavic Yksion Pro GripLink (front): 26mm width
700x25c Mavic Yksion Pro PowerLink (rear): 26mm width
Both are mounted on Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels (17 mm internal rim width), pressure 7.7 bars (110 PSI)

700x25c Mavic Yksion Elite Guard (front and rear): 24.5mm width
Both are mounted on Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Exalith wheels (13 mm internal rim width, 19mm external), pressure 7.7 bars (110 PSI).

700x23c Hutchinson Atom Comp (front and rear): 23mm width
Both are mounted on DT Swiss RR585 (RR1.2) rims (14 mm internal rim width, 19.5mm external), pressure 8.7 bars (125 PSI)

sâmbătă, 2 aprilie 2016

Aero wheels don't like cross wind gusts

A well known rule said the aero wheels don't like cross wind gusts. Well, I tested on me, and yes, it's true!

Yes, I know... There is no wind in the photo, but was much in the open road
At 22 km/h constant cross wind speed with gusts exceeding 28 km/h, was a nightmare ride. You may ask why I chose those wheels if I knew the weather forecast. Well, from my home window I see only a tiny waft.

So, I learned a lesson on my own. Before ride, read the fucking forecast and look for the wind even if it is beautiful outside!!!

vineri, 5 februarie 2016

Cate calorii contin glucidele, proteinele, lipidele si alcoolul?

Caloriile eliberate prin ardere de catre alimentele consumate:
  • 1 gram de glucide – 4 cal
  • 1 gram de proteine – 4 cal
  • 1 gram de lipide – 9 cal
  • 1 gram de alcool – 7 cal
O alimentatie echilibrata ar trebui sa respecte aproximativ urmatoarea proportie:
  • 25-35% din calorii trebuie sa fie din proteine
  • 15-25% din calorii trebuie sa fie din lipide
  • 45-55% din calorii trebuie sa fie din glucide
Aceste proportii difera in functie de tipul de metabolism avut dar si de activitatile fizice derulate. Evident, in cazul unei diete in vederea atingerii unei greutati optime, sfatul cel mai avizat (si singurul de care ar trebui sa tineti cont) este al unui nutritionist sau endocrinolog.
Trebuie retinut faptul ca surplusul de proteine este eliminat din organism pe cale renala pe cand surplusul de lipide si glucide se stocheaza in organism la nivelul tesutului adipos!

marți, 26 ianuarie 2016

Garmin Vivofit 2 and autosync issue.

After digging a lot and spent much time on the Internet I found this explanation on Garmin site regarding the autosync issues. So, the conditions that must be meet are the followings:

The vivofit 2 will autosync to your compatible smartphone once you reach 2000 steps within 60 minutes1 or after an activity is recorded.
In addition the following requirements must be met as well.
  • The device must be in its normal page loop, not on the sleep page.
  • The device will not sync when using HRM or in an activity.
  • The device will only sync to connections that have successfully paired in the past.
The vivofit 2 will time out after 8 seconds when trying to autosync, or 30 seconds for the manual sync. By default the device will attempt only 8 auto-syncs per day, regardless of success or failure.
1This count resets after every successful sync, manual or auto.

Original Garmin post here.

sâmbătă, 28 noiembrie 2015

Ride with Team MTN Qhubeka

Today, Team MTN Qhubeka and Zwift had a very interesting initiative. A big ride along with the Team MTN Qhubeka riders. Yes, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Natnael Berhane, Tyler Farrar, Kristian Sbaragli, Daniel Teklehaimanot was there! In a good way, it was madness!And I was in the peloton! Fun, fun, fun! :)

marți, 20 octombrie 2015

Go Beyond Limits

From the Beyond Limits website:

Do you know what it means to go "Beyond Limits" on the bike? To push yourself harder than you thought possible in order to overcome the greatest of challenges.
Make your own evaluation!

sâmbătă, 5 septembrie 2015

Am sarbatorit 99-le cu cea mai lunga tura a mea de pana acum!

Da, deci am din nou 99 de kilograme. Ultima oara cand am avut aceasta greutate a fost acum aproape 20 de ani. :D Nu spun cat am slabit ca poate fi jenant pentru unii sau dezamagitor pentru altii! ;) Si pentru ca pot, am alt target! :D

La rugamitnea unor prieteni o sa revin cu detalii dar inca trebuie sa-mi exersez talentele de scriitor. :) Asa ca "stay tuned"!